Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just shocked her constituents and the Democratic Party as a whole with a major 2020 election announcement.
Rumors have been swirling for months about who Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will endorse for the Democrat nomination, and she’s finally speaking out to address the speculation. But while AOC is not saying who she will endorse, but she was pretty open with the candidate she will NOT endorse, and that is Joe Biden.
According to AOC, a vote for Biden is like saying you want to drag the country backwards.
Because of that, she says she would be “hard-pressed” to endorse him.
“I’m not close to an endorsement announcement anytime soon,” she added.
She went on: “It seems like ages but I’m just five months in and we have quite some time. The debates are in the summer and our first primary election for the entire country isn’t until next year.”
Joe Staying Away
Some may think this is a slap in the face for Biden, but he is not exactly courting AOC. The candidates that seem to relish her support the most are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Both candidates have made videos with AOC in recent weeks to show they are buddy-buddy with the socialist-Democrat.
AOC wants nothing to do with Biden because he is apparently not extreme enough for her, which seems more than fine with Biden.
Most of the polls out there right now suggest that most Americans on both sides of the aisle would refuse to vote to move the country towards a socialist ideology.
Biden, thus far, has stated he will not be moving in that direction, although he does seem to be bending more and more to the far-left recently.
In the meantime, don’t expect Creepy Uncle Joe to be sucking up to AOC to change her mind. From a voter’s perspective, the best thing he can do is have her NOT endorse him.