Bernie Sanders Endorses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Re-Election
You know what they say about “birds of a feather,” so it should surprise no one that self-described Democratic-Socialist, Bernie Sanders, has endorsed fellow Democratic-Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) for re-election.
The failed former candidate for president gave his endorsement for AOC for re-election in the 14th district of New York, which will hold its primary election in late August.
“Congresswoman @AOC has been a fierce champion for the working people of NY-14,” Sanders tweeted, saying that he is “proud” to endorse her for re-election.
“She is an inspiration for millions of young people who understand that if they are going to have a bright future, they must be engaged in political struggle,” the Vermont senator added.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Sanders’ endorsement, writing “Thank you tío,” followed by a heart emoji.
If she manages to beat her challenger in the primary, AOC will face off against a Republican opponent in November.
Sanders added his endorsement of Ocasio-Cortez to a Twitter thread announcing his support for five members of Congress in their re-election campaigns.
The other endorsements include Democrats Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.), Pramila Jayapal (Washington), Cori Bush (Missouri), and Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) – all of which share a far-left agenda with Sanders and AOC.