New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez effectively helped to kill the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The Democratic Socialist senator and his campaign have begged the young star to help with the campaign but she has declined.
She gave Sanders her endorsement during the campaign but now, when he needs her the most to rally his supporters, she has abandoned him, the Huffington Post reported.
The 30-year-old representative was furious that the Sanders campaign touted the endorsement of podcaster Joe Rogan.
“It was like pulling teeth to get her to New Hampshire,” a person close to the situation told the Huffington Post.
The absence of the popular progressive lawmaker on the trail in the weeks that followed was even more notable. In nearly a month that passed from Feb. 11 until March 8 ― two days before the Michigan primary ― Ocasio-Cortez declined multiple invitations from Sanders’ campaign to speak on his behalf in Nevada, South Carolina and the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday, the three people told HuffPost.
During that period, Sanders rose and fell quickly, going from the uncontested front-runner after Nevada’s Feb. 22 contest to a heavy underdog after a blowout in South Carolina on Feb. 29 and Super Tuesday routs on March 3.
As an embattled Sanders prepared to mount an unsuccessful stand against former Vice President Joe Biden in Michigan on Tuesday, the campaign again turned to Ocasio-Cortez for help.
She agreed at the last minute to deliver a speech on Sunday at a get-out-the-vote rally on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. Sanders’ campaign issued a revised media advisory about the rally the night before, informing the press that Ocasio-Cortez would be present.
Neither the Sanders campaign nor Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s team have denied the reports, but the Sanders team did send a statement to the Post.
In it, Shakir praised the representative for helping the campaign in one of its greatest moments of need.
“Senator Sanders and our campaign will never forget that in one of the most difficult moments for us, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez gave us a boost with her strong endorsement,” he said.
“And she has remained a steady and consistent ally, supporter, surrogate and adviser to the senator ever since,” he said.
The team said that the New York representative has been one of the most frequent surrogates for the Sanders campaign.
The two Democratic socialists are two peas in a pod, no matter what they say they want the same goals.
They see the United States as a nation where the government controls everything and distributes to each by his need.
It is borderline communism and she is the future of it. She also has her own ambitions which could include the presidency and she is not going to have Sanders stand in the way.