Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Oversight Committee hearing on high prescription drugs prices shortly after her private meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. The high-profile freshman and the veteran Pelosi have been critical of one another recently. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In a sane world, the endorsement of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be a death blow to any campaign, but the Democrats have considered the young democratic socialist something of a hero to their party for some time. So much so that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sought out her support for his campaign, not only just in words but with appearances and speeches.
For a while, that’s exactly what he got as AOC appeared with him at rallies and even sat with him during interviews. The two seemed like a perfect fit for each other as both are social justice driven socialists with wild ideas that no one knows how to implement and pay for. Regardless, Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Sanders was helping him in the polls.