With Bernie Sanders tied up with the Senate impeachment trial, filmmaker Michael Moore and Freshman lawmaker and media sensation AOC headlined a Iowa city rally on his behalf.
Incredibly, despite being the headliner that closed the show and having plenty of speaking time, AOC spoke in general terms, offering many personal stories and anecdotes and failed to mention the name “Bernie Sanders” even once.
Fox News reports with Bernie Sanders tied up in Washington at President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, a couple of his high-profie supporters filled in for him Friday at a campaign rally in Iowa.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and liberal filmmaker Michael Moore shared the duties for the 2020 presidential candidate in Iowa City. But in her speech closing out the event, Ocasio-Cortez — who first endorsed Sanders back in October — never once mentioned his name.
When Ocasio-Cortez got to the stage, however, she alluded to Sanders but didn’t mention his name once.
Instead, she echoed Moore’s call to take a risk and said voters shouldn’t settle for the status quo.
“It is bold and it is a risk,” she said. “We hedge our bets, we get more of the same. And the same has not been helping. So our job right now is to come together …We’ve got ten days left, ten days (until the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3).”
The New York Democrat also called for the abolition of two federal immigration agencies — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). She also advocated for Medicare-for-all, and suggested that political leaders craft the nation’s environmental policy around “indigenous wisdom.”
“This is not just about how we win, it’s about how we heal,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “From our bodies to this land, we are going to need entirely new paradigms of public policy in order to heal.”