Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez formally endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in Queens on Saturday. In an exclusive interview with CBS News political correspondent Nikole Killion, Ocasio-Cortez explained why she is endorsing so early in the race.
Sanders supporters who were interviewed emphasized — as did filmmaker Michael Moore and Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner, who took the stage before Sanders — that it was Sanders who transformed Democratic politics by drawing masses of voters to the progressive agenda in 2016, when it initially was written off.
“When I say there is no one like Bernard Sanders, I mean that,” Turner said. “We’ve got some people in the mainstream and neoliberal media who really can’t see the difference.”
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