Bernie Sanders guarantees AOC would play ‘a very, very important role’ in his White House

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., just provided America with yet another reason not to put him in the White House.

The 78-year-old presidential candidate said in an interview this week with ABC News that fellow socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., would “play a very, very important role” in the White House if he is elected president.

Of course, AOC was sitting right next to him at the time and Sanders is in a dogfight with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for the Democratic Party’s radical left base, as represented by Ocasio-Cortez.

“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 for less than one year, who’s had more of an impact in American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has,” Sanders said.

The senator was asked if Ocasio-Cortez would have a Cabinet position in a Sanders administration, and he responded with an indirect answer, but assured viewers that the 30-year-old former bartender was valued.

“At the end of one year, she is a leader in the United States Congress,” he said. “Her ideas are resonating all over this country.”

All of which speaks volumes about the state of today’s Democratic Party and adds to the frustration on the right, as conservatives watch the Republican Party being out-maneuvered on a regular basis.

“If I am in the White House, she will play a very, very important role,” Sanders added, in response to Ocasio-Cortez being in his Cabinet. “No question.”

While AOC’s star burned bright on her first six months or so in office, she appears to be fizzling out somewhat of late, having lost some of her media pizzazz.

Then again, it may not have been her ideas so much as those responsible for her being in office. Ocasio-Cortez’s star began to fade when former campaign manager and chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti resigned in August. Chakrabarti, who drove her Green New Deal, was involved with the progressive political action committee Justice Democrats, which played a significant role in Oacsio-Cortez being elected.

Ocasio-Cortez , along with two other members of the “squad,” Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, have already endorsed Sanders — a move that did not appear to pay dividends in the polls.

The last member of the squad of radical freshman lawmakers, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., endorsed Warren — this likely being more about Pressley’s reelection effort than an indication of who she prefers, given that Warren represents Massachusetts.

Ironically, in the same interview, Ocasio-Cortez remarked on the Democratic Party’s impeachment inquisition by accusing House Republicans of turning the probe into a “partisan issue.”

This being the same impeachment inquiry that is being orchestrated entirely by her party.

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