On Tuesday, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden confirmed that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working with his campaign to promote her socialist $93 trillion “Green New Deal.”
Biden Reaches Out to AOC and the Far Left
“Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden’s campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president’s effort to unify the party ahead of the general election,” CNN reported. “The group is one of several task forces being formed to bridge the divide between the polices of Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his White House bid last month.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez will be serving as Sen. Sanders' representative on the committee convened by Biden dealing with climate policy, her spokeswoman said. https://t.co/xo5jsfOONa
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 13, 2020
An aide for the New York Democrat said that AOC made the decision in conjunction with some progressive climate change activists.
Biden confirmed the Ocasio-Cortez news during an interview with News8 in Las Vegas, during which he also seemed to suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic was only affecting Democrats.
“Well, the good news is that Bernie has robustly endorsed me, we’ve set up joint committees together to deal with how we would deal with everything from, from the virus all the way down to education, the criminal justice system, the New Green Deal, etc,” Biden said. “And we’ve got overwhelming support.”
Joe Biden says he set up a joint committee with Bernie Sanders to discuss the "New Green Deal" and that Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC is on one of his policy panels.
Make no mistake. Joe Biden is the bannerman for socialism. pic.twitter.com/NTHGGz9fg7
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 13, 2020
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How a Biden-AOC Alliance Could Backfire on Dems in Swing States
Some with the Trump campaign noted that Biden’s apparent deal with the far-left of his party and embracing the Green New Deal might be bad news for jobs in states Democrats will need to be successful in November.
Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh shared the news and tweeted. “Narrator: ‘Biden calculated that appeasing the radical left was more important than winning industrial Midwest states or states that depend on energy industries for jobs.’ Voters in PA, Ohio, Michigan will love hearing that AOC is coming for their jobs.”
Narrator: “Biden calculated that appeasing the radical left was more important than winning industrial Midwest states or states that depend on energy industries for jobs.”
Voters in PA, Ohio, Michigan will love hearing that AOC is coming for their jobs.https://t.co/fn9IUAr6Hm
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) May 13, 2020
Biden Says Democrats are United
Biden told News8 in Las Vegas, “I mean we’re more united today than almost every, every single person who competed in the primary is now wholeheartedly endorsed me, campaigned around the country for me using their digital media to promote our campaign, and I’m working with Bernie and with his people.”
Biden continued while looking down at notes, “And so we’ve made some changes, we’ve listened to Bernie supporters and, you know, for example, we have, uh, you know, uh, congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, she is on one of the panels as well and so I think we’re going to have a very united party and my message to all, and what they’re finding out now that the nomination process is de facto over, they’re finding out the positions I had on an awful lot of things were not accurately characterized and, uh, they’re feeling more comfortable with it.”
“But I’m listening, I’m here, I need them and I hope they all will join us,” the former vice president added.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) May 13, 2020
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