Sanders: ‘I’m So Delighted Alexandria Is Part of Our Campaign, and I Look Forward to Traveling with Her’
SANDERS: "And let me thank congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You know, I have been around Politics a few years. And it is hard to believe the degree to which in less than one year this woman, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, it is hard to believe the degree to which she has transformed Politics in America. Coming from a struggling family from Puerto Rico, she has been a fierce defender of the working class of our country. She has taken on the greed of Wall Street with legislation to put it cap on interest rates. She has been a leader in the fight against gentrification. For rent control. For affordable housing. And all within one year. She electrified this country when she introduced the concept of the green New Deal. Alexandria has become an inspiration to millions of young people not just here in New York but across this country. Who now understands the importance of political participation and standing up for justice. Alexandria, thank you so much. And I am so delighted that Alexandria is part of our campaign, and I look forward to traveling with her all over this country."