Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders

Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia Trump celebrates resignation of Bolivia's president Sanders touts big crowds in Iowa rallies with Ocasio-Cortez MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted her endorsement of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTech firms face skepticism over California housing response Press: Another billionaire need not apply Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick mulling 2020 run: report MORE (I-Vt.) on Saturday after appearing at his rally in the New York City borough of Queens.

"Today I am endorsing Senator @BernieSanders for president," she wrote. 

"In the end, we must come together to defeat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE. We should do so knowing he is a symptom of a larger problem - and our greatest hope is a multiracial, working class movement in the United States of America," she added. 

The progressive freshman lawmaker also tweeted a Sanders campaign video in which she expresses her support for the senator. 

"We need to have a revolution of working-class people, and it needs to be multiracial, multigendered, multigenerational," she said in the video. 

"When you talk to Bernie, he doesn't talk about making a movement so that he can get elected. He talks about his campaign as part of a mass movement in America, and that's the kind of leadership that I think we need right now," Ocasio-Cortez added. 

On Saturday she also spoke at Sanders's campaign rally in New York City.

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“It wasn’t until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question and assert and recognize my inherent value as a human being that deserves health care, housing, education and a living wage,” Ocasio-Cortez said. 

The lawmaker's support could boost Sanders in the Democratic race, where he has been competing with fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Energy: BLM staff face choice of relocation or resignation as agency moves | Trump says he's 'very much into climate' | EPA rule would expand limits on scientific studies Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment Outsider candidates outpoll insider candidates MORE (D-Mass.) for votes. 

News of Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of Sanders came out before Tuesday's Democratic debate, in which Sanders appeared following a recent heart attack. 

Sanders also has been endorsed by Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia Overnight Defense: Protests at Trump's NYC Veterans Day speech | House Dems release Pentagon official's deposition transcript | Lawmakers ask Trump to rescind Erdogan invite Ilhan Omar blasts Pete King as an 'Islamophobe' after he announces retirement: 'Good riddance' MORE (D-Minn.), a close ally of Ocasio-Cortez.