Biden Camp spokesperson says AOC won’t be disappointed by Joe’s “incredibly progressive” agenda

Appearing on NBC with Chuck Todd, Biden campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield was asked if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be “disappointed or not when she sees the agenda of the Biden administration in the first six months.”

Bedingfield replied that she would not be.

“No. I think that Vice President Biden campaigned on an incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda,” Bedingfield said. “Take a look, for example, at his climate plan. It’s the boldest, biggest climate plan that’s ever been put forward by a nominee running for president and now a president-elect. He’s going to make good on those commitments. He spent time during this campaign bringing people together around this climate plan.”

She added  “It’s a big, aggressive plan. It’s the perfect example of the kind of big effort that he is going to make to meet this moment and meet these crises we’re in.”

In a recent interview with the NY Times, AOC told the publication “I don’t even know if I want to be in politics.”

She explained “the last two years have been pretty hostile. Externally, we’ve been winning. Externally, there’s been a ton of support, but internally, it’s been extremely hostile to anything that even smells progressive.”

She added “is the party ready to, like, sit down and work together and figure out how we’re going to use the assets from everyone at the party? Or are they going to just kind of double down on this smothering approach? And that’s going to inform what I do.”

AOC was then asked “Is there a universe in which they’re hostile enough that we’re talking about a Senate run in a couple years?”

She replied “I genuinely don’t know. I don’t even know if I want to be in politics. You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn’t even know if I was going to run for re-election this year.”

Asked why she elaborated “it’s the incoming. It’s the stress. It’s the violence. It’s the lack of support from your own party. It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy. When your own colleagues talk anonymously in the press and then turn around and say you’re bad because you actually append your name to your opinion.”

She continued “I chose to run for re-election because I felt like I had to prove that this is real. That this movement was real. That I wasn’t a fluke. That people really want guaranteed health care and that people really want the Democratic Party to fight for them.”