Bernie Sanders: When I Win, I Will Be Your ‘Organizer-in-Chief’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. A record 12 presidential hopefuls are participating in the debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said on Wednesday that he will not only be the commander-in-chief, but an “organizer-in-chief” if he becomes President of the United States.

The presidential hopeful made the remark on social media following Tuesday’s debate in Westerville, Ohio, promising to “fundamentally change the nature of the presidency.”

“When we win, we are going to fundamentally change the nature of the presidency,” Sanders tweeted. “I will not only be commander-in-chief, but organizer-in-chief. And we will take on the most powerful corporations and special interests”:

Sanders’ remark follows what many consider to be a solid debate performance, which was essential given his recent heart attack, as it sparked concerns about his overall health.

Sanders, however, assured hesitant supporters that he is up for the stress of the job and said he will prove it by mounting a “vigorous campaign” across the nation.

“Let me invite you all to a major rally we’re having in Queens, New York, We’re going to have a special guest at that event,” he said, teasing an endorsement from fellow socialist lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

“And we are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign all over this country. That is how I think I can reassure the American people,” he said.

Sanders thanked all those who sent their love, prayers, and support during his health scare, which resulted in doctors putting two stents in a blocked artery.

“But let me take this moment, if I might, to thank so many people from all over this country, including many of my colleagues up here, for their love, for their prayers, for their well-wishes,” Sanders said.

“And I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I’m so happy to be back here with you this evening,” he added.

Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) formally endorsed Sanders in a video released Wednesday, describing Sanders as “the only candidate who has built a movement.”

“I was one of the people inspired by the movement that the senator has built. There was an America that I dreamed about. There is an America that most people believe in,” she said, noting that it is just “an ideal” and “not reality yet”:

Sanders confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday that Ocasio-Cortez will join him at his rally in Queens this weekend:


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