Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said Friday that Democrats across the nation do not identify with the kind of far-left policies championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
Biden, the elder statesman of the Democratic establishment, said in a CNN interview that the party aligns with his “center left” sensibilities. “What I’ve seen around the country is the vast number of Democrats are where I am on the issues,” added the former vice president.
“By the way, I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman, but she won a primary,” Biden said. However, he argued, “In the general election fights, who won? Mainstream Democrats who are very progressive on social issues and very strong on education and health care.”
I’m proud to be working with @AOC and so many other Democrats to pass Medicare for All, debt free college and a Green New Deal. This is the agenda America needs — and that will energize voters to defeat Donald Trump. https://t.co/MPS9fDsuCH
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 5, 2019