Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ‘a lot of issues’ with Joe Biden as a presidential candidate

Although former Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t officially entered the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, he has been at the top of many polls—with Sen. Bernie Sanders just behind him. And when one of Sanders’ major allies, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was interviewed recently for the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” she weighed on Biden and other Democrats who might be taking on President Donald Trump in 2020.

Biden clearly wouldn’t be Ocasio-Cortez’ first choice. The possibility of a 2020 Biden presidential campaign, Ocasio-Cortez asserted, does not “animate” her—and she said she has “a lot of issues” with Biden as a possible candidate.

The 29-year-old congresswoman and self-described “democratic socialist,” who represents sections of Queens and the Bronx and has become a prominent figure in the liberal/progressive wing of the Democratic Party, has not endorsed any presidential candidate for 2020 so far. But she did, during the interview, express her admiration for Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and described her work in the United States Senate as “truly remarkable and transformational.”

Ocasio-Cortez also spoke highly of Sanders, who she campaigned for in 2016. The congresswoman explained, “I’m very supportive of Bernie’s run…. I haven’t endorsed anybody, but I’m very supportive of Bernie.”

When Ocasio-Cortez was asked if she planned to run for president at some point in the future when she is old enough, she responded, “I really don’t know” but said she thinks about it “every once in a while.”


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