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Here’s What Ocasio-Cortez Said When Asked Why She Endorsed ‘An Old White Guy’

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a CBS News reporter at a Saturday rally that she is endorsing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president because it shows America needs to cross racial lines.

There were reports during the fourth Democratic debate on Oct. 15 that the freshman congresswoman would endorse Sanders’s 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy. She attended Sanders’s rally at a New York City park alongside 26,000 people and made the official announcement onstage, Politico reported.

CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion spoke with the senator and congresswoman at the Saturday event, asking Ocasio-Cortez why she chose to endorse “an old white guy” as a woman of color. Ocasio-Cortez replied that it shows America has to cross racial, gender and generational lines.

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“As a woman of color, why back an old white guy? And is this the future of the party?” Killion asked in front of Sanders during an interview that aired Monday on “CBS This Morning.”

“I’m actually very excited about this partnership because it shows what we have to do in our country is that we have to come together across race, across gender, across generation,” the congresswoman replied.

Killion asked if Ocasio-Cortez had met with other candidates before deciding to officially support Sanders. The congresswoman mentioned that she also met with Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, adding that “she’s a fabulous candidate.”

“Frankly, Sen. Sanders, Sen. Warren and myself are all on the same team in the party,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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Saturday’s rally was Sanders’s official return to the campaign trail after having a heart attack on Oct. 1. His next appearance will be in Iowa later this week, The Associated Press reported.

The congresswoman introduced Sanders onstage Saturday and told the crowd that “Bernie Sanders fought for me,” praising the senator but not giving specifics as to why she chose to endorse him specifically.

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3 comments

  1. For my two cents OAC probably should stick to mixing a good Manhattan or Rob Roy…

  2. What a racist query from Nikole Killion about an old ‘WHITE’ guy. Racism is stupid sweetheart ! This is why the media, especially CBS is known for it’s major failing and is called ‘FAKE’ news all the time. Even though Cortez was questioned about her choice under the banner of disgusting racism, we all know she picked Bernie boy because comrades stick together. Cortez and Sanders somehow think they can turn this country communist and live in their personal dachas while the workers toil in the fields at their commands.

  3. Ocasio-Cortez replied that it shows America has to cross racial, gender and generational lines.

    Yet they all identify each other and themselves by the color of their skin. Always.

    ‘The congresswoman introduced Sanders onstage Saturday and told the crowd that “Bernie Sanders fought for me,” praising the senator but not giving specifics as to why she chose to endorse him specifically.’

    She went onstage to get more exposure, she was there for herself and herself only.

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