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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-NY, said it would be “an honour to be Vice-President” in the recent Spanish-language interview on the Sunday before the Headliner at a Las Vegas campaign event for sen Bernie Sanders.
The 30-year-old freshman Congressman quickly pointed out that it falls five years short of the constitutional age limit to be Vice-President. The Vice-President and the President must be at least aged 35 years.
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“It is an honour, the vice president would be,” Ocasio-Cortez, told “Noticias Telemundo” correspondent Guadalupe Venegas in Las Vegas. “I can’t, because I’m old enough.”
Ocasio-Cortez, gave a keynote speech at Sanders, ” a Spanish-language town hall in Las Vegas on Sunday. You endorsed him for the White house in October and could play Latino an important role for the Vermont independent in the search for Nevada large-votes differ from other progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
“I was added to a community organizer in the Bronx for Sen. Sanders during the last presidential campaign,” Ocasio-Cortez. “This was my first experience, organize right there on the road for a choice.”
“Before that I did community work in education, with the Latino community and the National Hispanic Institute, but it was my first time for a choice. It was an experience I will never forget,” she continued. “It was an important part of my experience when I decided to run for Congress. I learned that there was another way to do politics, here in the United States”.
Also in her interview with “Noticias Telemundo,” Ocasio-Cortez, whose mother is Puerto Rican, reiterated how important it was for you to practice more your Spanish.
“If we are in the first or second generation, it is important that we use our language to maintain. I need to speak more and practice my own Spanish will improve. Our language is the link with our families and in our communities,” Ocasio is Cortez said. She had tweeted that she is “nervous” to host the town hall in Spanish, because they don’t speak the language, often.
She also talked about how far you have come, over the past year and a half, since the displacement of a powerful incumbent Democrat in New York, 14th electoral district, in the June 2018 primary and then defeating a Republican in the General election that November.
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“Last year, I worked in a taqueria, as a waitress and as a bartender, and now I’m a Congressman,” she said. “This is a big change. But my values are the same. And we say the same thing we said last year: that we must fight for working families, for health, for education for all children and a fair salary.”