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Joe Biden Has an AOC Problem

"This is a dealbreaker. There is no “middle ground” w/ climate denial & delay," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday.

By NTK Staff | 05.13.2019 @12:00pm
Joe Biden Has an AOC Problem

It’s becoming very clear that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is not a fan of former Vice President Joe Biden or his policy proposals, a situation which could prove problematic for Biden given Ocasio-Cortez’s growing influence in the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez attacked Biden’s “middle ground” climate plan calling it a “dealbreaker,” on Friday.

“This is a dealbreaker. There is no ‘middle ground’ w/ climate denial & delay,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to a tweeted regarding Biden’s climate plan. “Blaming ‘blue collar’ Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101.”

“We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

This tweet came just hours after Ocasio-Cortez seemed less than enthusiastic about the possibility of endorsing Biden for president 2020 when asked by a reporter.

“Ahh, I’m not sure yet. I mean, now it’s getting a little nuts,” Ocasio-Cortez said while walking away from the reporter.

Ocasio-Cortez’s lukewarm response to Biden does not stop there, though. Justice Democrats, a group tied to Ocasio-Cortez, came out in opposition to Biden’s candidacy almost immediately after he formally entered the 2020 race last month.

Given Ocasio-Cortez growing influence within the Democratic Party and among young activists, her opposition to Biden’s candidacy could prove problematic for the former vice president in the coming months if he doesn’t do something to appease her.

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