Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed some distaste with the idea of a Joe Biden presidency in an extensive profile out Monday.
David Freelander, writing for New York magazine, interviewed the congresswoman from the Bronx about her status as the party’s young agitator. The cover story takes a dive into Ocasio-Cortez’s influences, including her admiration for Bernie Sanders, who she recently endorsed for president.
Unlike Sanders, Joe Biden isn’t a candidate who inspires the freshman Democrat. When asked about her role in Congress under a Biden presidency, Ocasio-Cortez told New York:
“Oh God,” she said with a groan. “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.”
She doesn’t harbor much sympathy for the moderate side of the party either, apparently casting the broad ideological ground of elected Democrats as a weakness:
She said the Congressional Progressive Caucus should start kicking people out if they stray too far from the party line. Other caucuses within the Democratic Party in Congress require applications, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out. But “they let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard,” she said.