AOC Just Explained Why She Nominated Bernie Sanders During Her DNC Speech
Many expected to hear from New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during night two of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, but when the politician dedicated her speech to nominating former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Twitter was confused, as Sanders had suspended his campaign back in April. "Did AOC" started trending on the platform Tuesday night as people wondered why Ocasio-Cortez vocalized her support for Sanders, instead of Joe Biden. But as AOC clarified herself in a tweet, convention rules require roll call and nominations for any candidate that passed the delegate threshold, which included both Biden and Sanders.
AOC further explained her endorsement in a tweet, sharing that she was asked to second the nomination for Sen. Sanders during the roll call. "I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden — let's go win in November," she wrote. AOC's short yet powerful speech was followed by an official roll call featuring delegates from 57 states and territories announcing their nominations. Watch her 90-second speech above and read her tweet below.