Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made and abrupt exit on Bernie Sanders Iowa campaign. Michael Moore, Rep Jaypal, and Rep Omar finished the final week of campaigning in Iowa for Bernie while Cortez made a quick and sudden exit from the campaign.
Now it is being reported that Bernie’s campaign did not like Cortez’s over the top speeches in middle America and felt they were a bad look for Sanders. That along with her not mentioning or barely mentioning Bernie in her speeches.
But Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir wasn’t happy that Ocasio-Cortez neglected to mention Sanders’ name while speaking to the crowd – as Fox News reported at the time – and others on the Sanders team thought the congresswoman went too far by encouraging the crowd not to cooperate with U.S. immigration officials as they pursue illegal immigrants, Vanity Fair reported this week.
“Organizing is about tipping people off if you start to see that ICE and CBP are in communities, to try and keep people safe,” Ocasio-Cortez had said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection – two agencies that have been at odds with the nation’s “sanctuary cities” and other communities vowing not to cooperate with federal agents on immigration matters.
Cortez after this speech was not brought back.
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t comment to Vanity Fair, but whatever tensions may have existed between her and the Sanders camp last month appear to have eased, the article notes. While Ocasio-Cortez was absent from Sanders rallies just prior to the Feb. 3 caucuses, she was back stumping for Sanders in New Hampshire this week.
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