Democratic Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was confident that the far-left Democrats like herself could control Joe Biden – pulling him “in a more progressive direction.”
Ocasio-Cortez – who backed far-left candidate Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries said Joe Biden is not progressive enough – but she says and her comrades can change that.
Speaking with Just The News on Capitol Hill, the congresswoman from New York said she was different from Sanders in the sense that she wants to “ensure a Demcoratic victory in November” to continue to “push Biden on issues.”
“Right now what is most important is to make sure that we ensure a Democratic victory in November and that we continue to push Vice President Biden on issues from marijuana to climate change to foreign policy.”
“I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues,” she continued. “I think foreign policy is an enormous area where we can improve; immigration is another one. Criminal justice is another area where we can pursue a lot of progressive direction.”
“There are some areas where we just fundamentally disagree, but that’s okay. I think it’s important to acknowledge that we can have, in some cases, very large disagreements — it doesn’t mean that we’re trying to undermine the party or undermine each other. It means that we’re trying to do what’s best for people in the country,” she added.
AOC is as far-left as it gets. She said at the start of this year that “in any other country, Joe Biden and [her] would not be in the same party.”
President Trump has been far ahead of the curve – calling out the far-lefts devious hopes to take advantage of a Joe Biden who is clearly past his prime mentally.
The president has blasted Biden as a placeholder, or a “Trojan horse” for the socialist wing of the Democrat party – including his openly radical running mate Kamala Harris who may very well be in charge should Biden win the election.
Both Harris and Biden made headlines this week for referring to “the Harris-Biden administration,” prompting critics to allege that even Biden sees himself as playing second fiddle to his running mate.
Biden, who would be the oldest president ever to take office, has described himself as a transition candidate who will likely not seek a second term.
During a July speech at the birthplace of the Republican Party in Ripon, Wisconsin, Vice President Mike Pence said, “Joe Biden has referred to himself as a transition candidate. But many were asking across this country, ‘A transition to what?’”
“It’s not so much whether America will be more conservative or more liberal, more Republican or Democrat, more red or blue. It’s whether America remains America,” Pence also said, and characterized the choice Americans face this November as “two paths, one based on the dignity of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the State.”
“When you consider Joe Biden’s agenda and his embrace of the radical Left, it’s clear: Joe Biden would be nothing more than an autopen president,” Pence predicted. “A Trojan horse for a radical agenda; so radical, so all-encompassing, that it would transform this country into something utterly unrecognizable.”