Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders

Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezImpeachment throws curveball in Iowa to sidelined senators Sanders says it's 'disappointing' he's not on campaign trail in Iowa The Hill's Campaign Report: Ten days to Iowa MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted her endorsement of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to Clinton: 'This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need' Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Human Rights Campaign president rips Sanders's embrace of Rogan endorsement 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 TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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 WarrenKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Warren pledges to release Trump records if elected 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 wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Minn.), a close ally of Ocasio-Cortez.