Many people in the Democratic Party are backing a Joe Biden president run, but one prominent Democrat isn’t. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opposes a Joe Biden run with some comments she made to Yahoo News.
“I don’t know, Oscasio-Cortez said to Yahoo News when asked whether or not she would support Biden should he announce a presidential run. Then she quickly changed course, “I mean I will support whoever the Democratic nominee is.”
Additionally, Ocasio-Cortez said that a potential run by Biden ‘does not particularly animate me right now’ and she has ‘a lot of issues’ with the idea.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 15, 2019
Biden has not officially announced that he is running in 2020. The field is already extremely crowded with 18 candidates who have already announced they are running.
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‘I can understand why people would be excited by that – this idea that we can go back to the good old days with Obama, with Obama’s vice president,’ Ocasio-Cortez said. ‘There’s an emotional element to that, but I don’t want to go back. I want to go forward.’
The Democratic representative from New York said that she is ‘very supportive of Bernie’s run,’ but did not formally endorse him, or any other candidate.
Ocasio-Cortez was an organizer for independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 run for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton.
‘I’m very supportive of Bernie’s run. I haven’t endorsed anybody, but I’m very supportive of Bernie,’ Ocasio-Cortez said.
She also specifically mentioned one other candidate: Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The Democratic Party needs to get on board with an option that has a chance of winning. It seems Joe Biden is that guy. Do Elizabeth Sanders or Bernie Sanders really have a chance of leading this party to prominence?
Then again, the Democratic Party hasn’t been much of a fan of logic recently, starting with AOC. She has all but announced she opposes Joe Biden, their party’s best chance at unseating President Trump.