Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently became the youngest American elected into Congress, is a rising star among the left and has even been suggested as a viable Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential race. But the New York Democrat thinks otherwise and certainly did not mince her words: “How about…no.” Ms Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Wednesday in response to a Vox article, written by co-founder Matthew Yglesias, that argued the incoming congresswoman should be able to run for the 2020 election despite her young age. The US Constitution clearly states that presidential candidates must be at least 35-years-old to be eligible for office. Ms Ocasio-Cortez is 29. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Mr Yglesias doesn’t find the Bronx native to be “that young” for the Oval Office. He argued that the New York Democrat “isn’t that young.” “People younger than that are routinely trusted with life-and-death… Read full this story
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