As if the words President Bernie Sanders isn’t scary enough think about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a main cog in his administration. That is exactly what he is promising his supporters and threatening to those who oppose him. Given her district, it is unlikely that she will be reelected, so that means she could be working full time in the White House. In fact, three of the four members of “The Squad” has endorsed Sanders. Alyssa Pressley has endorsed Elizabeth Warren. I can see it now. Bernie makes AOC his chief of staff, Rashida Tlaib the ambassador to the UN and Ilhan Omar will become the ambassador to Israel.
“Look, I’ve said this before, let me say it again and I don’t want you to hear this because your head will explode.” I don’t know of any person who in the course of less than one year has had more of an impact on American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has.”
“If I’m in the White House, she will play a very, very important role. No question. One way or another, absolutely.”
Scared yet? It probably won’t help the Sanders campaign AOC has a national approval rating of 23% and even in her own district, she is not well liked. Helping to chase out Amazon and their 25,000 high paying jobs did not make her real popular, especially among unemployed IT specialists.
Bernie continued to praise AOC, saying “it’s not only that she has focus on the real issues impacting the American people, like climate change, the usury rates that Wall Street are charging working people in this country, but she has been an inspiration…to working people all across this country and to young people in particular.
“I happen to believe that the future of this country depends on young people becoming increasingly involved in the political process and there’s nobody I know that can do a better job inspiring young people than Alexandria,” he said.
AOC, who has endorsed Sanders, gushed about him in the interview.
“It’s about a personal story and a personal history, and I think his history and commitment is unique,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I think we’re so used to electoral cycles about being the lesser of two evils that we are not used to selecting the best of great options.”