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Joe Biden revealed on May 12 that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is teaming up with the Biden campaign to promote her “Green New Deal,” according to The Blaze.
As CNN reported, the socialist darling will “co-chair a task force” for the Biden campaign.
The move is intended to add “progressive credentials to the former vice president’s effort to unify the party ahead of the general election.”
During an interview with KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Biden revealed the news.
“[T]he good news is that Bernie [Sanders] has robustly endorsed me, we’ve set up joint committees together to deal with how we would deal with everything from … the virus all the way down to education, the criminal justice system, the New Green Deal, et cetera,” he said.
“And we’ve got overwhelming support. I mean, we’re more united today than almost every, every single person who competed in the primary is now wholeheartedly endorsed me, campaigned around the country for me using their digital media to promote our campaign, and I’m working with Bernie and with his people.”
“[W]e’ve listened to Bernie supporters and we have …. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, she is on one of the panels as well, and so I think we’re going to have a very united party and my message to all, and what they’re finding out now that the nomination process is de facto over, they’re finding out the positions I had on an awful lot of things were not accurately characterized, and they’re feeling more comfortable with it.”
A spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez said, “She believes the movement will only be successful if we continue to apply pressure both inside and outside the system.”
More from The Blaze:

According to a Wednesday report from the New York Daily News, Ocasio-Cortez is warming up to the idea of working with Biden though she has yet to officially endorse the Democratic front-runner.

Ocasio-Cortez recently argued that illegal immigrants are entitled to their “fair share” of federal and state stimulus funds, according to Breitbart News.
“Undocumented people pay taxes,” she said. “So these folks, the folks that are working the farms to feed us, the people that are delivering our groceries and driving us from one place to another or doing our laundry and cleaning our clothes and our homes—these people pay taxes.”

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Ocasio-Cortez continued, “They pay for the very recovery funds that they are being cut out of on city state or federal levels, and so we have to make sure they get their fair share and that they are included.”
She asked: “If these big corporations don’t pay taxes but they’re getting bailed out by the federal government — why are we cutting out undocumented people who are actually paying more taxes than these other folks?”


More from Breitbart:

Ocasio-Cortez also said corporations that are not paying any taxes are getting bailed out while illegal immigrants who pay some taxes are not being included…
The New York Democrat also praised California for giving illegal immigrants stimulus funds and said California’s recovery program is “leaps and bounds” better than what New York has done to help illegal immigrants.
“California is recognizing how critical undocumented workers have been in their economy and they are striving to pay it back,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez was one of the most vocal advocates of giving stimulus funds to illegal immigrants from the beginning, and three House Democrats later introduced a bill to give stimulus payments to everyone who has an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number), which would include many illegal immigrants.

AOC claims Trump’s ‘xenophobic COVID response’ making people ‘too scared’ to go to hospital, according to Fox News.