AOC Says Her Nomination of Bernie Sanders Last Night Was Simply Procedural

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the Democratic National Convention last night and gave her nomination to Sen. Bernie Sanders. She later stated that it was simply a formality, since he earned some delegates before dropping out of the presidential race.

Of course, some folks interpreted her presentation as going against Joe Biden, who officially became the candidate last night.

AOC then cleared up any confusion:

“Good evening, bienvenidos, and thank you to everyone here today endeavoring toward 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,” she said in her speech.

“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,” she continued. “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 a historic, grass roots campaign to reclaim our democracy.”

She added, “In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crisis of mass evictions, unemployment and lack of health care, en el 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.”

Thank you, AOC, for always knowing how to speak to the American people!