Ocasio-Cortez talks Warren, Sanders and possible endorsement

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that she’s “entertaining” the idea of throwing her support behind a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, saying that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appear to be strong options.

“What I’d like to see in a presidential candidate is one that has a coherent worldview and logic from which all these policy proposals are coming forward,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters. “I think Sen. Sanders has that. I also think Sen. Warren has that.”

The rookie Democrat added that it would take “a while” to decide on who she would endorse, but said she wanted the Democratic primary candidates to focus on stemming income inequality and combating climate change.

She did not respond to a question about whether she’d support former Vice President Joe Biden, who launched his presidential campaign last month. 

{mosads}Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified Democratic socialist and former organizer for Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign, has emerged as a rising star inside the Democratic Party this year. 

She and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in February introduced the Green New Deal, a resolution that calls for sweeping reforms to combat climate change. Multiple 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have made fighting climate change a core part of their campaign platforms.

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about the presidential field came the same day she and Sanders introduced legislation targeting the credit card and banking industries.

Tags 2020 Democratic primary Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bernie Sanders Ed Markey Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden

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