Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.), actively supported the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and she said that it would be an honor to be the vice president, reported Fox News.
Ocasio-Cortez shared with correspondent Guadalupe Venegas of “Noticias Telemundo” her experience helping to arrange the campaign event for Sanders commenting that for her it would “be an honor to be vice president.”
She has long been an active backer of Sanders in his 2020 presidential race. The pair decided to join forces to defeat Donald Trump at the ballot.
She was reportedly a community organizer in the Bronx for Sanders during the last presidential campaign.
On Sunday, Dec. 22, she gave the keynote speech at his rally in a Spanish-speaking community in Las Vegas.
Speaking Spanish, her advocacy is expected to help Sanders gain more votes from the Latino community.
In return, Sen. Bernie Sanders previously promised to give Ocasio-Cortez a crucial role in his administration if he wins the 2020 presidential election.
“If I am in the White House, she [Ocasio-Cortez] will play a very, very important role,” Sanders told ABC’s “The Briefing Room” program. “No question, in one way or the other, absolutely.
Sanders congratulated Ocasio-Cortez’s short term in office for making a greater contribution to U.S. politics than any other sitting member of Congress.
Yet, the offered position of vice president appears to be pointless since she falls five years short of the constitutional age requirement to be vice president. Among Democratic candidates, Sanders at the moment follows Biden in second place at 19.3 points according to the RealClearPolitics Poll.