Ocasio-Cortez talks Warren, Sanders and possible endorsement

September 8, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAttorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury How language is bringing down Donald Trump Highest-circulation Kentucky newspaper endorses Charles Booker in Senate race MORE (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that she’s “entertaining” the idea of throwing her support behind a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, saying that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) appear to be strong options.

“What I’d like to see in a presidential candidate is one that has a coherent worldview and logic from which all these policy proposals are coming forward,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters. “I think Sen. Sanders has that. I also think Sen. Warren has that.”

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The rookie Democrat added that it would take “a while” to decide on who she would endorse, but said she wanted the Democratic primary candidates to focus on stemming income inequality and combating climate change.

She did not respond to a question about whether she’d support former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, who launched his presidential campaign last month. 

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Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified Democratic socialist and former organizer for Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign, has emerged as a rising star inside the Democratic Party this year. 

She and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left Markey touts past praise from Kennedy: ‘He does an incredible job’ Progressive Caucus co-chair endorses Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate primary MORE (D-Mass.) in February introduced the Green New Deal, a resolution that calls for sweeping reforms to combat climate change. Multiple 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have made fighting climate change a core part of their campaign platforms.

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about the presidential field came the same day she and Sanders introduced legislation targeting the credit card and banking industries.