AOC tears in Joe Biden on eve of his debate debut saying he is ‘NOT a pragmatic choice’ in long Vogue profile which reveals she rents designer blazers
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was featured in a Vogue magazine profile
- Cautions against subjugating progressive support for ‘that dude in a diner’
- She warned that Hillary Clinton ‘did not inspire the turnout that we needed’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is cautioning her party against catering its presidential selection to ‘that dude in the diner’ – saying it is more important to energize voters on the left.
Although she is holding out on her presidential endorsement, the democratic socialist took a shot at former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been leading in opinion polls in part on voters’ belief that he is best positioned to beat Donald Trump.
‘I think that he’s not a pragmatic choice,’ the first-term Democrat says in a new profile in Vogue magazine, which had a reporter trail the phenom for three days as she walked the Capitol corridors.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took on the notion that former Vice President Joe Biden is a ‘pragmatic’ choice to beating President Trump
‘That’s my frustration with politics today, that they’re willing to give up every single person in America just for that dude in a diner,’ she said, referencing Biden’s lunch bucket appeal in a feature that came out Wednesday.
‘Just so that you can get this very specific slice of Trump voters? If you pick the perfect candidate like Joe Biden to win that guy in the diner, the cost will make you lose because you will depress turnout as well,’ she said.
‘And that’s exactly what happened to 2016. We picked the logically fitting candidate, but that candidate did not inspire the turnout that we needed,’ she said, pointing to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s primary win.
But Ocasio-Cortez, who has appeared in videos with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who are vying for support on the left, says it’s too early for people to endorse a candidate.
The first-term lawmakers was featured in a Vogue profile
Ocasio-Cortez is holding out on her endorsement, but criticizing Joe Biden
‘We haven’t even had a debate yet,’ she said, before those finally kicked off Wednesday night.
The profile depicts Ocasio-Cortez as settled into her role after entering contest as the best-known freshman lawmakers after knocking off Queens Rep. Joe Crowley, a party leader. She is advised by a young staff, speaks firmly at committee hearings, and gets approached by interns and Hill staffers wherever she goes.
Despite entering Congress as a former bartender with little savings, she has settled into her D.C. apartment. She manages to maintain her fashionable wardrobe in part through assembling a ‘robust collection’ of rented designer blazers, according to the profile.
The author writes that spending a day with Ocasio-Cortez is ‘is like spending the day with Cardi B, if Cardi B were a democratic socialist.’
During the time she was being trailed, she navigated her comments comparing child holding facilities at the border to ‘concentration camps.’ She gamely smiles for selfies for star-struck Capitol visitors.
She and partner Riley Roberts have looked into getting a security detail but decided it costs too much.