Bernie Sanders’ Chief Of Staff Leaves For AOC

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( – Mike Casca, who served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is now moving to the team of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Punchbowl in a new report stated that Casca had originally become a part of Sanders’ camp when he joined his 2020 presidential campaign as the communication director. Following that role, he became the deputy chief of staff for the Senator.

Many sources had stated that Casca would be taking the position previously held by Gerardo Bonilla Chavez, as the Representative’s chief of staff. Chavez had been serving with AOC since 2019, however, he recently exited his position.

During an exit interview on Nov. 3, he told The New Republic that he intended to visit Mexico City where he could recharge before returning to Washington, D.C., to help the Democratic party’s progressive wing move their agenda forward.

Chavez, who is known mostly for his work in locking AOC in the office bathroom during the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, in order to keep her safe, stated that he was getting “burned out.”

Regarding the Jan. 6 attack, Chavez recalled during the interview that the “vibe was off” and that he had heard pounding at the office’s outer door. As he stated this was not a “normal knock” but rather it had been a lot more aggressive as people were banging on it.
AOC remained locked in the bathroom until the U.S. Capitol police officers stated that it was safe for her to move.

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