Can you imagine a Bernie Sanders / AOC ticket?
Despite the fact that I don’t believe she meets the age requirements, there is a lot of chatter about whether AOC would be Bernie’s pick for VP.
Take a look:
Watch it here:
Here's more, from Fox News:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., said it would "be an honor to be vice president” in a recent Spanish-language interview Sunday before headlining a Las Vegas campaign event for Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The 30-year-old freshman congresswoman quickly pointed out that she falls five years short of the constitutional age limit to be vice president. The vice president – and president – must be at least 35 years old.
“It’d be an honor to be vice president,” Ocasio-Cortez told "Noticias Telemundo" correspondent Guadalupe Venegas in Las Vegas. “I can’t because I’m not old enough.”
Ocasio-Cortez gave a keynote address at Sanders’ Spanish-language town hall in Las Vegas on Sunday. She endorsed him for the White House in October and could play a key role for the Vermont independent in seeking Nevada’s large Latino vote, differentiating himself from fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“I was a community organizer in the Bronx for Sen. Sanders during the last presidential campaign,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “That was my first experience, organizing right there in the street for an election.”
“Before that, I did community work in education, with the Latino community and with the National Hispanic Institute, but that was my first time organizing for an election. It was an experience that I will never forget,” she continued. “It was an important part of my experience when I decided to run for Congress. I learned that there was another way of doing politics here in the U.S.”
Also in her interview with “Noticias Telemundo,” Ocasio-Cortez, whose mother is Puerto Rican, reiterated how important it was for her to continue to practice her Spanish.
“If we are first- or second-generation, it is important that we cultivate our language. I must speak and practice more to improve my own Spanish. Our language is the link with our families and our communities,” Ocasio-Cortez said. She had tweeted that she was "nervous" to host the town hall in Spanish because she doesn't speak the language often.
And from the Washington Examiner:
She’s a bit too young to legally hold the job, but that hasn’t stopped Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from measuring the drapes in the vice president’s office.
“It’d be an honor to be vice president,” she said in a weekend interview when asked about becoming Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s running mate should he become the Democratic presidential nominee.
But, she added, at 30, she is five years short of the constitutional age limit for vice president — or president.
She will be eligible for the job in time for the 2024 election.
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.
“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.