Joe Biden seemed to distance himself from the far left in his campaign but now appears ready to embrace the socialist left as Republicans had said he would. Over the weekend in an interview with NBC News host Chuck Todd, Biden spokesperson Kate Bedingfield said that far-left Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will not be disappointed with the agenda of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“I think that Vice President Biden campaigned on an incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda,” Bedingfield responded. “Take a look, for example, at his climate plan. It’s the boldest, biggest climate plan that’s ever been put forward by, you know, by a nominee running for president, and now a president-elect.”
“He’s gonna make good on those commitments. I mean we, you know, he spent time during this campaign bringing people together around this climate plan,” she added. “He was able to get the endorsement of groups like the Sunrise Movement and the endorsement of Labor for this plan. It’s a big, aggressive plan. It’s a perfect example of the kind of, you know, big effort that he is going to make to meet this moment and to meet these crises that we’re in.”
In an interview on CNN over the weekend, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who endorsed Biden, said the far left would not be a good place for Biden to go. “The far left can push him as hard as they want—and frankly, the Democrats have to make it clear to the far left that they almost cost him this election,” he said. Kasich, a Republican, has been rumored as a potential cabinet pick for Biden. The doesn’t sound like something that Ocasio-Cortez would approve of.