Bernie Sanders says Ocasio-Cortez 'will play a very, very important role' in the White House if he's elected president in 2020
The Vermont senator, during a joint interview with the New York representative, was asked about the possibility of her joining his cabinet if he wins the election
Senator Bernie Sanders has said that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be given a key role in his administration if he wins his 2020 presidential bid. The New York Representative could even be tapped for a cabinet-level position, reports state.
Sanders, during a joint ABC News interview with AOC, said: "Look, I have said this before, let me say it again... and I don't want [Ocasio-Cortez] to hear this, because [her] head will explode."
"I don't know of any person—I've been in Congress for a few years—who in the course of less than one year—she's been in office less than one year—has had more of an impact on American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has," the Vermont lawmaker said.
Sanders was asked about the possibility of Ocasio-Cortez joining his cabinet, to which the presidential hopeful responded saying that the freshman deserves an influential role if he wins the election next year.
"She is, again, at the end of one year, a leader in the United States Congress, and her ideas are resonating all over this country," Sanders said. "If I am in the White House, she will play a very, very important role. No question."
Sanders, during the segment, also denounced former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg for floating the idea of his own 2020 presidential run. Blomberg reportedly declined to campaign in the early primary states. "That is the arrogance of billionaires. I'm doing five events this weekend right here in Iowa," Sanders said, taking a swipe at Bloomberg.
"We're all over New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, California. But he's too important. You see, when you're worth $50 billion, I guess you don't have to have town meetings, you don't have to talk to ordinary people," the Vermont Senator added. "What you do is you take out, I guess a couple of billion dollars, and you buy the state of California."