Left-wing radical Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in her short speech at the Democratic party congress that she supports Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate.
She spoke for barely a minute and a half and was virtually the only one from the left wing to talk on Tuesday.
She didn’t mention Biden. For much longer, members of the party’s old guard such as ex-president Bill Clinton and ex-minister John Kerry, as well as a range of political newcomers who mainly represent the political centre of the party, have spoken.
Ocasio-Cortez said she wants to “organize a popular movement of the masses to heal wounds left by racial injustice, colonization and the hatred of women and homosexuals.”
She said that “millions are waiting for sweeping changes to the system to resolve the crises.” She later thanked presidential candidate Joe Biden on Twitter for being able to speak.
Republican President Trump has repeatedly argued that “sleepy” presidential candidate Joe Biden is a puppet of the ultra-left who would utterly dominate the Democratic party.
Many Republicans hope that doubting voters will vote Trump after all, because they are concerned about the widespread riots and looting and the increase in violent crime.
Since the death of a black suspect in Minnesota on May 25 at the hands of a white police officer, there has been a disturbance in many places. Joe Biden tries to prevent the party from being mistaken for the radical left.