Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC to endorse Bernie Sanders for president

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a June press conference in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a June press conference in Washington, D.C. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president as she appears alongside him at a rally in New York City on Saturday, the Washington Post first reported.

Why it matters: It's a major coup to be endorsed by 3 of the 4 members of the influential "squad," especially as Sanders was starting to flag in the 2020 election polls.

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