Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she would support presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, but the process in getting there “should be uncomfortable for everyone involved.” aoc biden
Her remarks show an acute awareness that the New York socialist holds Biden’s chances of garnering support from the extremist wing of the resistance party firmly in her grip.
In a telephone interview with the New York Times, Ocasio-Cortez said despite the former vice president’s public overtures to the fringe element of the party known as the ‘Squad,’ he has yet to reach out to her.
NYT: I guess my first question is simple: Has the Biden campaign reached out to you?
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) April 13, 2020
Holding the Democrat Nominee Hostage
In her interview with the Times, AOC made it quite clear she would be holding the Democrat party hostage over the next several months.
“The whole process of coming together should be uncomfortable for everyone involved — that’s how you know it’s working,” she warned. “And if Biden is only doing things he’s comfortable with, then it’s not enough.”
Ocasio-Cortez also mentioned a host of platforms in which she expected Biden to conform.
She expects him to lower the Medicare age to 50 (Biden has already thrown a bone by signaling a switch to 60) which would almost certainly bankrupt the system.
She wants an end to deportations and blanket amnesty for ‘Dreamers’ (Biden has already suggested ‘Dreamers’ are more American than most Americans).
And of course, AOC will expect Biden to offer a full-throated endorsement of the Green New Deal, which would almost certainly bankrupt the nation a second time over.
NEW: I interview @AOC abt Joe Biden and Democratic unity. What concessions she wants (plenty), if they’ve ever talked (no), whether we’ll see a Biden-AOC unity rally (depends), and what she’s thought abt his early health care outreach (“almost insulting”)https://t.co/PytaBB0nk1
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) April 13, 2020
She’ll Come Around aoc biden
Last week, President Trump taunted Biden by suggesting Ocasio-Cortez and other Squad members would not support the presumptive nominee’s presidential campaign.
“Can’t see AOC plus 3 supporting Sleepy Joe!” he wrote.
Can’t see AOC plus 3 supporting Sleepy Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
The reality, however, is this: AOC, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) – they don’t concern themselves with the well-being of the country. Their sole platform right now is pure, unadulterated hatred for the President.
Ocasio-Cortez confirmed as much during the interview.
“Beating Donald Trump is a matter of life or death for our communities,” she fretted later adding, “I don’t want another term of Trump.”
She will support Biden. And Biden will cater to her extremism thinking it’s the only way to beat Trump.
When all is said and done, conservatives will be celebrating another four years of ‘Keeping America Great.’
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