Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is set to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination Saturday at a rally in Queens, New York.
A spokesperson for the freshman congresswoman confirmed the news to The Washington Post, saying, “We’re looking forward to Saturday.”
Sanders’ campaign manager told BuzzFeed News that Ocasio-Cortez “will help us build the multiracial working class coalition we need to win and transform this country.”
Two congressional allies of Ocasio-Cortez, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), will also endorse Sanders, CNN reported citing an unnamed source.
Like Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez identifies as a Democratic Socialist, though she’s waited until now to formally endorse the senator. Ocasio-Cortez volunteered for Sanders’ presidential bid in 2016.
Sanders hinted at the endorsement during the Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday night, saying there would be a “special guest” at the weekend rally.