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Sanders Aligns With Ocasio-Cortez on Climate as Biden Surges

May 14, 2019, 7:11 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is highlighting his alliance with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal as he rallies progressive activists to try to blunt the momentum of Joe Biden in the nomination race.

Sanders called for urgent action on climate change at a May 13 event in Washington organized by the Sunrise Movement, an activist group that aims to make the 2020 Democratic primary race a referendum on adoption of the far-reaching and costly climate-change proposal that has been a signature issue for Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat who was elected last November.

“The United States must ...

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