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Bernie Sanders is endorsing rapper Cardi B for Congress. The Vermont Senator praised Cardi and said "it would be great" for her to run for Congress.

"Cardi B is deeply concerned about what's happening in the country," Sanders said, according to TMZ.

"She knows what it's like to live in poverty and struggle, and it would be great for her to bring that experience to politics."

Cardi shocked her social media followers when she announced her plans to go back to school and run for Congress.

"I think I want to be a politician," she tweeted on Jan. 12. "I really love government even tho I don't agree with Government."

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper followed up with another tweet:

"I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress, I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table."

Twitter's response to Cardi's post was a mix of ridicule and disbelief. Some Twitter users believe no amount of schooling can help Cardi achieve her political goals.

One teacher corrected the poor grammar and spelling errors in Cardi's tweet.

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Cardi B, 27, is inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 30-year-old former bartender who was elected to Congress in 2018 because most voters in her district stayed home.

Cardi, who was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, doesn't expect to have that kind of luck, but she thinks she has a chance - and so does her close friend, Sanders, 78.

One roadblock in Cardi's path to Capitol Hill is an assault charge in NYC. Cardi faces prison time for assaulting 2 female bartenders at a strip club in August 2018.

If she is convicted and sentenced to prison - and IF Sanders is elected president - Cardi will need a full presidential pardon in order to run for Congress.

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Bernie Sanders, independent candidate of Vermont, was rushed into surgery for a blocked coronary artery after he experienced chest pains during a campaign event on Tuesday.

Sanders, who is one of the leading candidates to challenge President Trump in 2020, underwent emergency surgery to have two stents inserted into one of his coronary arteries that feeds blood to the external muscle of the heart.

Sanders' spokesperson released a statement on Wednesday:

"During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing, he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted."

The Spokesperson noted that Sanders is awake and talking to staff. All campaign events have been canceled until further notice.

"Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates."

A blockage is caused by a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. Plaque builds up over time and is usually not diagnosed until the blockage causes symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath or death.

The blockage causes narrowing in the artery that interrupts the flow of blood to the heart muscle, leading to death of the heart muscle.

Below is an illustration of the front of a human heart. The illustration shows the positions of the left and right coronary arteries on the external wall of the heart.

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