Did AOC just endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States?
The DNC gave Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just 1 minute to speak at the convention.
It's likely one of the shortest speeches in convention history.
In that 1 minute speech, AOC managed to turn the spotlights on herself and away from Joe Biden.
She appeared to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States!
This is exactly what she said:
I hereby second the nomination of Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America.
Don't take our word for it.
See the video for yourself below:
Multiple news sources picked up on this odd statement from AOC.
The NY Daily News reported:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used her 60 seconds in the spotlight Tuesday to send a message to her fellow Democrats.
The freshman Congresswoman, a superstar among progressives, made a symbolic yet stunning gesture backing the nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the party’s presidential nominee.
AOC sang the praise of the progressive movement that she and Sanders have championed moments before the delegate count began and Dems rallied behind presumptive nominee Joe Biden.
“In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crises of mass evictions, unemployment and lack of health care, el espíritu del pueblo and out of a love for all people, I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America,” she said.
Even the mainstream media picked up on AOC's bizarre 1-minute speech.
ABC News confirmed:
Following her 1-minute speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media to elaborate on her role in helping nominate Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.
The Vermont senator and former Vice President Joe Biden were the only two candidates nominated on the ballot. In her tweet, the congresswoman explained that the DNC organizers asked her to second the nomination for Sanders for purposes of the roll call -- a move that appeared to confuse some viewers expecting her to support Biden, the presumptive nominee, in her speech.
Afterwards, AOC took to Twitter to perform damage control and "explain" why she appeared to endorse Sanders over Biden.
However, AOC was apparently angry at how the media covered her endorsement.
She lashed out and NBC over what she says was a "malicious" claim.
According to Fox News:
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared furious with NBC News early Wednesday, accusing the network of trying to “generate hate-clicks” with a “blatantly misleading tweet” about her one-minute appearance during Tuesday’s second night of the Democratic Convention.
NBC “sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol” with its 9:49 p.m. Twitter message, which claimed Ocasio-Cortez “did not endorse Joe Biden,” the congresswoman wrote.
She also accused NBC of suggesting she was being curt in her remarks by delivering “one of the shortest speeches of the DNC” when she seconded the nomination of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to be the party’s choice for president.
“You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, retweeting an NBC clarification that appeared about three hours after its initial message. “It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, & now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks.
Wake up, AOC.
This "hatred and vitriol" you received is a fraction of what conservatives experience on a daily basis.
Welcome to the real world.