Speaking to Nicholas Ballasy of JusttheNews, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said “we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction.”
“We’re different people” AOC said “and clearly I, in the primary, one of the reasons why I was supportive of Senator Sanders was because of how progressive his stances are, but, you know, the primaries are over, and right now what is most important is to make sure that we ensure a Democratic victory in November and that we continue to push Vice President Biden on issues from marijuana to climate change to foreign policy.”
She continued “I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues. I think foreign policy is an enormous area where we can improve; immigration is another one. There are some areas where we just fundamentally disagree, but that’s okay.”
“I think it’s important to acknowledge that we can have, in some cases, very large disagreements it doesn’t mean that we’re trying to undermine the party or undermine each other. It means that we’re trying to do what’s best for people in the country,” she added.