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Ocasio-Cortez Refuses to Immediately Back Bernie Not Invited to Kickoff

Ocasio-CortezRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said in an interview with Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” which aired on NY1 on March 5, 2019, she would be speaking to all candidates before making an endorsement.

She told Louis that as a party, people need to talk about criminal justice, immigration, environment, and income inequality. If she endorsed a candidate now, it would prevent that type of conversation from taking place. She said that she would announce who she will support before the New York Democratic primary.

Louis then asked her if she attended the Brooklyn rally for Sanders on March 2. She responded that she did not attend.

Louis looked shocked and told Ocasio-Cortez that he assumed Sanders would ask her to attend.

Ocasio-Cortez looked uncomfortable when she responded, “Um, he, he didn’t, actually.”

The interview comes after complaints have been filed with the Federal Election Commission earlier in the week alleging Ocasio-Cortez violated campaign finance law. It was claimed she participated in an operation which was off-the-books which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on political candidates in 2018. Ocasio-Cortez denied the allegations on March 5.

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

Fox News: Ocasio-Cortez says she was not invited to Bernie Sanders’ kickoff rally
New York Post: Ocasio-Cortez says she was not invited to Bernie Sanders’ kickoff rally
Mediate: Ocasio-Cortez says she was not invited to Bernie Sanders’ kickoff rally

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