Last month, Bernie Sanders supporter AOC said in an interview with the Times while she is supporting Biden “The whole process of coming together should be uncomfortable for everyone involved — that’s how you know it’s working. And if Biden is only doing things he’s comfortable with, then it’s not enough.”
NYPost reports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she’d likely turn down an offer from Joe Biden to become the ambassador to the United Nations, although she admits it would be an easy commute.
“Probably not,” the progressive lightning rod told the New York Times — even though its headquarters is in the Big Apple.
“That was the one perk of this,” she said. “I would get to stay home.”
The freshman lawmaker’s name was raised in a column in the Times last month about whom Biden should appoint to his “national unity cabinet” to bring together partisans from Democrats on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ left to Republicans on Sen. Mitt Romney’s right.
AOC endorsed Sanders in the 2020 presidential election and said she would vote for Biden when the Vermont independent dropped out of the race.
But she might have to hold her nose to do so.
“I think the fact that he is an older white man kind of has a Santa Claus soothing effect on a lot of traditional voters,” she said. “I’m convinced that Biden could essentially adopt Bernie’s agenda, and it would not be a factor — as long as he continued to say things like ‘malarkey.’ And just not be Trump.”