Vice President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
That could be a reality IF Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and IF Sanders then chooses her to join his presidential ticket and IF they beat President Trump and Vice President Pence on November 3, 2020—and IF she was five years older.
The first three are undoubtedly big “ifs” (with the fourth impossible by 2020) but it is something the Democratic congresswoman is at least considering, the Washington Examiner reports.
“It’d be an honor to be vice president,” she said during an interview when she was asked about potentially being chosen as Sanders’s running mate should he become his party’s nomination. She quickly corrected herself, however, saying: “Well, I can’t be his running mate, because I’m not old enough. I’m 30, and you have to be at least 35. But, it’d be an honor to be vice president.”
The Washington Examiner reports Ocasio-Cortez would be eligible to run as early as 2024.
The report adds:
Ocasio-Cortez has been one of Sanders’s top surrogates, and she talked him up on the show and brushed aside charges from Republicans that their ideas are socialist.
“We’re not advocating total control of the economy. We’re talking about humane economic rights. We’re talking about education, healthcare, and fair wages. Here in the U.S., those values are called socialist values, but to me, that says a lot about where we are in the U.S.,” said the New York lawmaker.
She also took a shot at her top critic, President Trump.
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“I think that if the president is calling me crazy, that’s good. It’d be a problem if he said he agreed with me because he has a lot of issues. He’s a racist, and he’s anti-immigrants, but more than that, his administration is very corrupt,” she said.
And she added, “I think he’s afraid of women, of strong women, of Latina women.”
Watch her comments below:
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