Sanders, Warren endorse progressive candidate for Queens district attorney

Sanders, Warren endorse progressive candidate for Queens district attorney
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Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBoycott sham impeachment Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Sanders: Senate may use budget reconciliation to pass Biden agenda MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-Mass.) on Wednesday both endorsed Tiffany Cabán in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney as the two Democratic presidential rivals seek to shore up support among progressives.

“Bernie spoke with Tiffany Cabán and was impressed. We had already communicated our endorsement, but per their request, we waited to roll it out until it best suited the campaign strategy. With all that said, vote for @CabanForQueens!” tweeted Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s presidential campaign manager.

“I’m proud to endorse Tiffany Cabán for Queens DA in New York. @CabanForQueens will fight for working families and work to end mass incarceration. Make sure you get out and vote for Tiffany next Tuesday, June 25th," Warren tweeted.

Besides Sanders and Warren, progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas man charged for alleged role in Capitol riots, online death threats to Ocasio-Cortez DC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Tensions running high after gun incident near House floor MORE (D-N.Y.) has also thrown her support behind Cabán, a 31-year-old Latina career public defender.


The endorsements are likely to raise Cabán’s profile ahead of the seven-candidate primary election on June 25. The contenders are fighting to succeed the late district attorney Richard Brown, who died last month at the age of 86.

Cabán has endorsed progressive platforms like closing the Rikers Island prison, eliminating cash bail for all crimes and decriminalizing prostitution. She has also received the backing of progressive groups like the Democratic Socialists of America, VOCAL-NY, Real Justice PAC and the Working Families Party.

Sanders and Warren are currently battling in the 2020 primary for the progressive vote as they also seek to overtake front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment MORE in the polls. Sanders still leads Warren in many polls, but the Massachusetts Democrat has enjoyed a recent surge after the release of a slate of detailed policy platforms.