Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Saturday endorsed her pick for New York City mayor, a hit to the campaign of Democratic frontrunner Andrew Yang, who has been cheered by some Republicans.
Ocasio-Cortez, whose district encompasses parts of Queens and the Bronx, endorsed Maya Wiley, a civil rights attorney and former MSNBC legal analyst who has received support from several other progressive leaders.
“We cannot afford a future where New York becomes a playground for the wealthy,” Ocasio-Cortez said during her endorsement speech at a rally outside City Hall on Saturday. “That’s why I think it’s so important that we as a movement come together to make sure we send a progressive candidate to Gracie Mansion this month.”
“I’m putting Maya no. 1,” the congresswoman added. “Maya Wiley is the one. She will be a progressive in Gracie Mansion.”
“If we don’t come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city by and