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Bernie Sanders' heart attack convinced AOC to endorse him in 2020 bid

Bernie Sanders' heart attack convinced AOC to endorse him in 2020 bid”

"I am more than ready to take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite and their apologists", Sanders told a gathering of thousands of people holding aloft placards at the Queensbridge Park.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York officially endorsed Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Queens, New York on Saturday.

Yet some of Sanders's supporters acknowledged that his heart attack has them considering other options. He called Ocasio-Cortez an inspiration to young people across the country, "who now understand the importance of political participation and standing up for justice".

Ocasio-Cortez volunteered as an organizer for Sanders' 2016 campaign before winning her own election to the House of Representatives past year representing a district close to the site of the rally.

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"We right now have one of the best Democratic presidential primary fields in a generation", Ocasio-Cortez said, "and much of that is thanks to the work that Bernie Sanders has done in his entire life".

"When I was a baby, my family relied on Planned Parenthood for prenatal care", Ocasio-Cortez said.

Interested in Bernie Sanders? When I was growing up and education was being gutted for kids in the 'wrong zip code, ' Bernie Sanders fought for us.

Moore claimed that news pundits were pushing forward this narrative that Sanders' age and health would be an issue for his campaign. "Bernie Sanders did not do these things because they were popular, and that's what we need to remember". Since entering office, Ocasio-Cortez has pushed for policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

Sanders, who had two stents inserted in his heart to clear a blocked artery, said he is "feeling great".

"We're delighted to have her on board", Sanders said.

"I feel decided", Ocasio-Cortez said.

"I am more than ready, more ready than ever, to carry on with you the epic struggle that we face today", Sanders said when he took the stage. "There are many copies", she said, pointedly not mentioning any other candidate by name.

The mayor's mention of President Trump prompted many Sanders supporters to chant "Lock Him Up" - a play on the "Lock Her Up" slogan synonymous with failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The high-profile progressive endorsements come just as Warren's campaign appeared poised to overtake Sanders'. Sanders said, "it's not just Alexandria's district - it's what she is fighting for". A $7.25 minimum wage-that's too old. "What she did is talk about the real issues", he said then.

"It's all of that and more", he said, adding that "virtually every credibly national poll" now has him defeating President Donald Trump in a general election.

Ocasio-Cortez returned the praise on Saturday, saying that Sanders had changed the direction of the party.

While the Queens rally attracted many Sanders super-fans, including a man in a paper mache Sanders costume and another in a smock made out of Sanders campaign-branded fabric, there were also plenty of voters still weighing their options between Sanders and Warren. "This is about creating a mass movement".



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