AOC backs Biden reelection bid in 2024
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Hollywood guru Marianne Williamson have challenged the president for the Democratic nomination, though he remains well ahead of both in most polls.
Despite some progressive frustration with the Biden administration, the commander-in-chief appears unlikely to provoke their opposition to his primary nomination as New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threw her support behind Biden's reelection effort on Thursday.
Appearing on the "Pod Save America" podcast, AOC fielded questions as to whether she would support Biden in the primary, saying "I believe, given that field, yes."
"I think he’s done quite well, given the limitations that we have. I do think that there are ebbs and flows, as there are in any presidency." she continued. "There are areas that I think were quite strong... the American Rescue Plan and of course the Inflation Reduction Act was a massive step in terms of our climate agenda."
"But I think there are things that could have gone better," she said, before contending that the party had largely failed to advance its immigration agenda.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Hollywood guru Marianne Williamson have challenged the president for the Democratic nomination, though he remains well ahead of both in most polls. Kennedy, for his part, appears to be the stronger challenger, claiming the support of as much as 20% of the Democratic electorate in some polls. He has largely campaigned on his pro-health freedom positions and appealed to the memory of the more moderate Democratic Party of his uncle's era.
AOC endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic Primary. Her support is likely to go a long way toward shoring up progressive backing for the incumbent. Sanders, for his part, as well as Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., have also both backed Biden, according to The Hill.
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