Freshman Representative and self-proclaimed Socialist-Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has reportedly been offered an important position in the upcoming administration if Sen Bernie Sanders should win the White House, according to The New York Post.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has a ‘very, very important role’ waiting for her in the White House should fellow Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders win his party’s nomination and then defeat President Donald Trump in 2020, the Vermont senator said,” the Post reported.
Sanders went on to say that he believes “Her ideas are resonating all over this country,” Sanders said during an interview for ABC News with the Bronx-Queens congresswoman on Sunday. “If I am in the White House, she will play a very, very important role. No question.”
While the aging senator didn’t offer any hits about what position he might offer his 30-year-old colleague, he indicated that he sky was the limit and did not deny the possibility of her being his running mate, despite the minimum age for that position being 35.
“I don’t want you to hear this, because your head will explode,” Sanders said as a joke to the present Ocasio-Cortez, before adding, “I don’t know of any person … who has had more of an impact on American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has.”
Sanders, however, does have a hard row to hoe as he is facing a packed field of determined Democratic candidates, including the progressive Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the more moderate former Vice President Joe Biden. However, Sanders has gained leverage from Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of his candidacy that he received last month.
Ocasio-Cortez shared her vision for the alliance between the pair during the ABC News interview:
“It’s not just what we’re trying to accomplish, but how we’re trying to accomplish it,” she said. “What we’re gonna have to do in order to win our future back is to come together and transcend race, gender, class, [and] come across lines of religion, not in ways that erase each other, but in ways that lift each other up and acknowledge each other’s struggles.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.