Democrat 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders proclaimed that fellow socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will play a “very important role” in the White House if he’s elected president.
During an ABC interview on Sunday, Sanders praised AOC, who endorsed him last month, when asked if he’d consider her as a running mate if the 30-year-old congresswoman was old enough.
“Look, I’ve said this before, let me say it again and I don’t want you to hear this because your head will explode,” Sanders said, looking to Ocasio-Cortez. “I don’t know of any person…who in the course of less than one year…has had more of an impact on American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has.”
“If I’m in the White House, she will play a very, very important role. No question. One way or another, absolutely,” he said.