Update 8/19 10:55 a.m.: Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that her nomination of Bernie Sanders was procedural and was not a snub to Joe BidenL
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Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was allotted 60 seconds to deliver a speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, and she used it to endorse Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders for president, snubbing presumptive candidate Joe Biden.
Alexandria-Cortez cited "racial injustice, colonization, misogyny, and homophobia" as well as "the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few at the expense of long-term stability for the many" to justify her actions.
Good evening, bienvenidos, and thank you to everyone here today endeavoring towards a better, more just future for our country and our world.
In fidelity and gratitude to 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; a movement striving to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny, and homophobia, and to propose and build reimagined systems of immigration and foreign policy that turn away from the violence and xenophobia of our past; a movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few at the expense of long-term stability for the many, and who organized an historic, grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy.
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, and 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.