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.
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.