Oct. 15, 2019 By Allie Griffin
This story has been updated on Oct. 16.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president at a rally in Long Island City Saturday, according to reports.
Ocasio-Cortez will appear with Sanders Saturday at Queensbridge Park where she will formally endorse him, according to The Washington Post which credits two people with knowledge of her plans as its sources.
Sanders will host the rally at 1 p.m. at Queensbridge Park, located on Vernon Boulevard by the Queensboro Bridge. Access to the rally starts at 11:30 a.m.
Sanders, 78, is back on the campaign trail after taking a break to recover from a heart attack he suffered earlier this month.
The heart attack took place on Oct. 1 after he experienced chest pain at an event in Las Vegas. Doctors inserted two stents to clear a blocked artery.
He told reporters outside his home the following week that he would slow down the pace of his campaign.
“We were doing, you know, in some cases five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people,” Sanders told the New York Times. “I don’t think I’m going to do that.”
Sanders has held a rally in Long Island City before. In 2016, he went to Hunters Point South Park when he was battling it out for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton.
Ocasio-Cortez’ office could not be reached for comment.