It seems that there’s a serious rift between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. According to several insiders, the representative turned down several requests to appear at events to promote and campaign for Sanders. This confirms the belief that there is a rift between two of the most prominent politicians associated with the far left today.

The Sanders campaign requested Ocasio-Cortez to campaign in New Hampshire, and they even prepared a schedule for her. They were expecting huge turnouts has she chosen to appear in the said events. Unfortunately for the campaign, AOC refused their requests. Eventually, she did speak at a rally in New Hampshire. One of the people behind the Sanders campaign likened the experience of inviting her to “getting a tooth pulled out.”

It only got worse for Sanders as Ocasio-Cortez has refused to campaign for him from February 11 until March 8. She declined their invitation to go and speak on his behalf in the states that voted on Super Tuesday. That is considered to be a major loss of opportunity since Ocasio-Cortez is a controversial figure which could have drawn crowds for the campaign.

The period was crucial for Sanders. He was the obvious front runner for the Democratic party nomination late last year. His campaign started losing steam after the primary in South Carolina and the spectacular loss that he suffered during Super Tuesday.

It seems that AOC’s lack of enthusiasm to campaign for Bernie started after there was a disagreement over a speech that she made at an Iowa rally on January 25. During her bizarre speech, which was meant to close the event, Ocasio-Cortez never mentioned Sanders by name, the candidate that she was supposed to be campaigning for. She also called for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). She also encouraged the people in the rally to tip-off illegal immigrants in their area if they know ICE or CBP agents are nearby.

The people in Sanders’s campaign were reportedly unhappy with AOC encouraging people to disobey the law and doing it during a rally, and they told the representative about it. Apparently, that did not sit well with the representative who is very prone to gaffes and is known for making ridiculous statements.

The failure of the Sanders campaign is paving the way for the nomination of Joe Biden as the official Democratic party candidate. That has angered many of the followers of Sanders. It is also making it likely that Biden will go up against President Trump in the presidential elections. Many Democrats are worried at such a prospect since Biden really seems to suffer from reduced cognitive abilities.