Progressive star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday nominated Bernie Sanders for president. Her appearance was a part of the procedure of the convention to give a nod to the person who came in second place in the delegate count, and she was asked to second Sanders’ nomination.
She has previously endorsed Biden and she later congratulated Biden in an explanatory tweet.
“In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crises of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espíritu del pueblo and out of a love for all people, I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America,” she said.
It’s not a surprise that Ocasio-Cortez, who has spoken explicitly about her morals driving her politics, nominated Sanders, whom she also endorsed during the primaries. The self-described democratic socialist, known for stinging her critics on social media, is one of the most outspoken, progressive and youngest members of Congress.