Another high-profile liberal congresswoman, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, announced Tuesday that she too is endorsing Sanders. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination to go up against President Donald Trump in next year's election, according to his campaign.
National polls have shown fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. Senator from MA, pulling ahead of Sanders as a frontrunner alongside former Vice President Joe Biden.
Ocasio-Cortez hasn't commented on the reports, but she did tweet about Sanders' Medicare-for-all plan when he talked about it at the debate.
Ocasio-Cortez would endorse Sanders at his comeback rally on Saturday in NY, campaign spokesman Mike Casca confirmed.
"New: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will also endorse Sanders, according to source". "That is why he is fighting to cancel all student debt".
Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to shrug off Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Wednesday in light of the freshman congresswoman's expected endorsement of Biden's 2020 rival, Sen.
Sanders has vowed to return to full bore campaigning after having two stents inserted in an artery.
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Sanders appeared to hint at her backing during Tuesday's Democratic debate in response to a question about his age, saying his skeptics should attend his Saturday rally featuring a "surprise guest".
Omar confirmed her decision in a statement, praising the senator from Vermont for "leading a working class movement to defeat Donald Trump that transcends generation, ethnicity, and geography".
It will be the first rally held by the independent senator since he suffered a heart attack during a campaign event several weeks ago.
The development comes after Sanders said that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack. And they've also become targets of President Trump.
He also said, "I'm feeling great". Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen.
"Between his stellar performance at the debate tonight and AOC's pending endorsement,"tweeted Al Jazeerajournalist Sana Saeed, "this is a huge moment and Sanders can not, and should not, be ignored any longer by those who continue to erase him, his candidacy, and his supporters".