Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Nominates Bernie Sanders For President At DNC, Doesn’t Even Mention Joe Biden

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Both former union president Bob King and Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nominated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for President of the United States on Tuesday night, marring the official nomination of Vice President Joe Biden.

Ocasio-Cortez has long been a progressive firebrand within the Democratic Party, and endorsed Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary. AOC  did not mentioning Biden a single time in her nominating speech.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 14: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hold a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of their Green New Deal proposal outside the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. The liberal legislators invited affordable housing advocates and climate change activists to join them for the announcement. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It was previously reported that AOC would be addressing the DNC as a member of Sanders’ nominating group. Sanders dropped out of the DNC in April, after more establishment Democrats consolidated around Biden.