Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Endorse Bernie Sanders for President

The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of "The Squad" on Tuesday

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What to Know

  • Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president
  • The endorsements are a major boon for the Vermont senator, who has faced questions over his health since suffering a heart attack
  • Both Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sanders have coveted the endorsement from the 30-year-old progressive star

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.

The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of "The Squad" on Tuesday.

The endorsements are a major boon for the 78-year-old Vermont senator, who has faced questions over his health since suffering a heart attack two weeks ago.

The 30-year-old Ocasio-Cortez and 38-year-old Omar are progressive stars and frequent targets of President Donald Trump.

Sanders' deputy communications director Sarah Ford says Ocasio-Cortez will appear with the senator at a rally in her home district in New York this weekend.

Sanders hinted at her backing during Tuesday's Democratic debate in response to a question about his age, saying his skeptics should attend his Saturday rally featuring a "surprise guest."

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