New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Joe Biden’s age during her appearance on “The New Yorker Radio Hour” Tuesday.
The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman has had a somewhat contentious relationship with establishment Democrats since taking office. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Thinks Committee Assignments Are A Party Plot Against Her)
“His [Biden’s] performance on the stage kind of raised some questions with respect to [his age],” she told the New Yorker’s David Remnick recalling the Democratic Primary Debates during a podcast.
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She went on to hit Biden over his previous ties to segregationists. Biden must “know how to apologize for praising segregationists,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“That’s a red flag already,” she said, according to Fox.
Biden is comfortable with his moderate identity. “Look, it’s center left, that’s where I am,” he told CNN on Friday. Biden also expressed his belief that a “mainstream” Democrat is what the party needs to win the 2020 presidential election.
“I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman,” Biden told CNN, “but she won a primary. In general election fights, who won? Mainstream Democrats who are very progressive on social issues and very strong on education, health care.”
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