AOC went after moderate members of her own party and Joe Biden during an interview with Politico this week.
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez let it rip on Biden, suggesting she is embarrassed to be in the same party as him. The Congresswoman was asked what she thought of Biden’s middle-ground proposal to solve climate change, to which she responded:
“Oh God! In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.”
But Biden was not the only victim of AOC’s attack. She also declared that moderate Democrats, those who oppose Socialism, are the new “Tea Party” of the left.
“For so long, when I first got in, people were like, ‘Oh, are you going to basically be a tea party of the left?’ And what people don’t realize is that there is a tea party of the left, but it’s on the right edges, the most conservative parts of the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“So the Democratic Party has a role to play in this problem, and it’s like we’re not allowed to talk about it. We’re not allowed to talk about anything wrong the Democratic Party does,” AOC continued. “I think I have created more room for dissent, and we’re learning to stretch our wings a little bit on the left.”
Criticisms of the Democrat party are not uncommon for the firebrand Congresswoman, who is a self-declared Democrat Socialist. AOC also endorsed socialist Bernie Sanders for President, who later announced he wants to appoint her to his administration if she wins.