While most of the Democtatic Party, including Bernie Sanders, have gushed over Joe Biden and have called on him to beat Donald Trump, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has bucked the trend and snubbed Biden. She used her 60 second address to nominate Bernie Sanders for president.
The nomination was only symbolic. The entire party now back Biden and Trump is the main reason for that. AOC is a rising star in the Democratic Party and many feel she want to make sure that Biden pays some attention to the party’s left. Few Democrats have the status she has with all the attention she has garnished with publicity from both supportive groups and opposition.-SJ Otto
According to the New York Post:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez only got a minute to speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night but she made it count as a warning that Joe Biden not ignore the party’s far-left wing, nominating socialist Bernie Sanders and making no mention of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
“I hereby second the
nomination for Senator Bernard Sanders of
In her socialist rhetoric-heavy address, she spoke about Sanders’ movement to “repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia” and not once addressed Biden, 77, who will be crowned the party’s nominee.