On Tuesday night at the Democratic party convention, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nominated Bernie Sanders for President instead of nominating Joe Biden, as the Democratic party majority did. Ocasio-Cortez was asked to second Sanders’ nomination by DNC, it is procedural during requirement during the Republican convention.
Ocasio-Cortez said, Bernie Sanders, helped “a mass people’s movement working to establish 21st-century social, economic and human rights, including guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages and labor rights for all people in the United States.”
Ocasio-Cortez congratulated Biden
Her nomination of Sanders for the president over the majority nomination of Biden was disappointing to many of her admirers. She highlighted Bernies Sanders’ support in “guaranteed health care, higher education, living wages, and labor rights for all people.” Ocasio-Cortez then mentioned the need to “to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny, and homophobia.”
There are many complaints from some progressives that Ocasio-Cortez is one of the party’s rising stars, she was only given a one-minute speech at the convention. Though her speech was similar in length to other nominating speeches.
Although she never mentioned Biden’s name, she congratulated him through Twiter saying, “congratulations, Joe Biden – I deeply look forward to fighting for our future together and claiming our democracy in November.”
Following Ocasio-Cortez tweet congratulating Biden, many Twitter users commented, showing their disappointments over her nomination of Bernie Sanders.
One of the comments said, “I was a huge supporter of yours. Not anymore.”
Another commented, “AOC endorsement, So disappointed with her. I used to like her, but now I have another view she likes to be famous. This is a time to be infield to vote Trump out not to make a movement. We the people need union about this time she could not deliver. She lost my vote.