Joe Biden slams the media for saying Democrats have moved 'extremely to the left' since 2016 and says the party's not with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Former Vice President Joe Biden argued that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's
politicsare far to the left of the Democratic Party's average voter in an interview with Axios.
- Biden added that the media falsely reported that the Democratic Party "moved extremely to the left" following Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss.
- "You all thought that what happened was the party moved extremely to the left after Hillary," Biden said.
"AOC was a new party, She's a bright, wonderful person. But where's the party? Come on, man."
- The Democratic frontrunner also said the party doesn't support Medicare for all, the single-payer healthcare proposal his progressive 2020 rivals are running on.
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He went on, "It's just bad judgment. You all thought that what happened was the party moved extremely to the left after Hillary. AOC was a new party, She's a bright, wonderful person. But where's the party? Come on, man."The Democratic frontrunner also said the party doesn't support Medicare for all, the single-payer healthcare proposal his progressive 2020 rivals are running on. Biden supports adding a public option to Obamacare - what he and other moderates call "Medicare for those who want it."
Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid in October, has repeatedly condemned Biden's politics in recent months. Last May, she called it a "dealbreaker" when reports emerged that Biden's campaign was taking a "middle ground" approach to combatting global climate change.
"There is no 'middle ground' w/ climate denial & delay. Blaming 'blue collar' Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101," she tweeted. "We're not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids' lives are at stake."
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