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Biden Hits Back at AOC

"Tell her to check the statement that I made and look at my record...."

By NTK Staff | 05.15.2019 @9:25am

Former Vice President Joe Biden and the ‘future of the Democratic Party,’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), are now clearly in the middle of a feud that doesn’t appear to have any end in sight.

Last week, Reuters reported that “Biden is crafting a climate change policy he hopes will appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar voters who elected Donald Trump, according to two sources, carving out a middle ground approach that will likely face heavy resistance from green activists.”

Ocasio-Cortez has openly attacked Biden for this position, calling it a “dealbreaker” on Twitter.

Then during an event in Washington, D.C. on Monday alongside Biden’s chief 2020 Democratic primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ocasio-Cortez implied that Biden was a “conservative” and again attacked him for his “middle ground approach.”

“I’ll be damned,” Ocasio-Cortez said at the event, “if the same politicians who refused to act (in past decades) are going to try to come back today and say we need a middle of the road approach to save our lives.”

Biden did not take to kindly to Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism when asked about it at a diner in Concord, New Hampshire on Tuesday.

“I’ve never been middle of the road on the environment,” Biden said

“You never heard me say ‘middle of the road,'” Biden said. “Tell her to check the statement that I made and look at my record. She’ll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and a green revolution than I have.”

While Biden is openly feuding with Ocasio-Cortez, both Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are very openly and actively courting her for an endorsement. Only time will tell whether this calculation by Biden to feud with Ocasio-Cortez was a smart strategy or disastrous mistake.

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