Bernie Sanders has gotten an endorsement from the far left of the Democratic party.
Three members of the Squad are endorsing him for president in 2020.
Cleveland Jewish News reports:
Three of the four-woman squad endorse Bernie Sanders
Three of the four members of “The Squad,” the grouping of progressive Democratic freshmen who have stirred excitement and controversy among Democrats and derision among Republicans, are set to endorse Bernie Sanders for president.
The Vermont senator, the first Jewish candidate to win presidential nominating contests when he ran in 2016, hinted at the announcement in the debate Tuesday night in this suburb of Columbus.
Sanders, 78, was asked by the CNN/New York Times moderators how he would reassure voters that he was up to a run after surviving a recent heart attack.
“Let me invite you all to a major rally we’re having in Queens, New York,” he said. “We’re going to have a special guest at that event. And we are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign all over this country. That is how I think I can reassure the American people.”
Before the debate was through news outlets broke the news that the “special guest” at the event Saturday would be the prominent member of the Squad, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
Within minutes, another Squad member, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, announced her endorsement and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan was said to be set to announce her endorsement.
Bernie is already capitalizing on this:
Sanders teases the "special guest" his campaign is planning on having at his NYC Rally on Saturday. Any guesses? #DemDebate
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) October 16, 2019
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 16, 2019
Huge moment in the 2020 race.
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) October 16, 2019
This probably won’t make much of a difference.
Bernie is not likely to get the Democrat nomination.