Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), over the weekend, refused to endorse President Joe Biden for reelection in 2024, the Daily Caller reports.
The incident took place during an appearance that Ocasio-Cortez made Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.
There, host Dana Bash asked the congresswoman:
Before we go, I just want to ask about President Biden. He is saying he’s going to run again in 2024. Will you support him?
“I mean . . .”
At first, it appeared that Ocasio-Cortez answered affirmatively. In response to Bash’s question, she said, “If the President chooses to run again in 2024.”
Ocasio-Cortez, however, continued:
I mean first of all, I’m focused on winning the majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022, so we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. But I think if the President has a vision, then that’s something certainly, we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.
At this point, Bash said, “That’s not a ‘yes.'” And, Ocasio-Cortez agreed.
“Yeah, you know, I think uh, we should endorse when we get to it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I believe that the President has been doing a very good job so far, and should he run again, I think that we’ll take a look at it. But, right now we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election.”
The bottom line, though, is that, at least at the moment, Biden does not have the endorsement of Ocasio-Cortez for a reelection bid in 2024.
It is not exactly that surprising to hear this from Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez has gone after Democratic leadership, including Biden, in the past, usually on the grounds that it is not going far enough to the left.
The bad news for Biden, though, is that, at least at the moment, he appears to be losing the support of everyone – Republicans, members of the far-left, such as Ocasio-Cortez, and Democrats in general.
The New York Times recently put out an article in which it reported that “many Democratic lawmakers and party officials are venting their frustrations with President Biden’s struggle to advance the bulk of his agenda, doubting his ability to rescue the party from a predicted midterm trouncing and increasingly viewing him as an anchor that should be cut loose in 2024.”
Biden may say that he is going to run again in 2024, but it would appear that the president with the most popular votes in history is not going to have anyone to vote for him the second time around.