September 18, 2020
Far-left radicals will be able to push Joe Biden (D) in a “more progressive direction,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said in an interview on Tuesday.
The New York lawmaker, who enthusiastically supported far-left Democrat socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) throughout the Democrat primary, struck an optimistic tone when it came to the possibility of a Biden presidency, telling Just the News that she believes that progressives will “likely” be able to push the former vice president further to the left.
“I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues,” she told Just the News this week, citing foreign policy and immigration as two areas in which they can “improve.”
“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,” she said. It means that we’re trying to do what’s best for people in the country.”
Biden has already signaled that he is willing to heed to the demands of the radical left, as was clearly displayed in the creation of the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force” platform, which includes a return to the Paris Climate agreement “on day one,” the end of cash bail, and a halt to the construction of the border wall. The proposal also includes the creation of a commission to study and “recommend” reparations.
This article was posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 2:15 am