Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a fiery progressive lawmaker from New York, would not say whether she would support Joe Biden for reelection in 2024, despite uncertainties about whether he will run at all.
Following that, Ocasio-Cortez praised Biden’s work thus far but stated that she wanted to focus on more critical contests this year rather than a presidential campaign that is still more than two years away.
Despite her positive working relationship with Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has criticized the president for his hesitancy in utilizing executive orders to enact reforms that progressives have long advocated.
In a March interview with New York magazine, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she and almost 100 other members of the House Progressive Caucus had encouraged President Trump to sign executive orders on a number of matters, including the cancellation of student-loan debt and the expansion of immigration protections.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tussle With The Administration Yet To Be Resolved
She also issued a caution to the administration, saying that it needs to do more to improve the lives of average Americans and encourage voter turnout ahead of a midterm election cycle in which Republicans are expected to gain ground.
As one of the most visible progressive politicians in the country, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been ideologically aligned with independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whom she endorsed for the White House in 2019 while he was vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. They’ve both pushed for more leftist measures than Biden has, such as Medicare for All and a more comprehensive Green New Deal.
Sanders’ campaign has not ruled out the possibility of the two-time presidential candidate running for president again if Biden declines to seek reelection.
Following a report indicating that the commander in chief and his staff are working to allay fears about Biden’s future electoral prospects, the White House announced last year that Biden wants to compete for reelection in 2024.