There is no question Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the most popular Democrat in Congress.
Every presidential contender wants her endorsement.
But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ended this top Democrat’s career with these three words.
Ocasio-Cortez sat for an interview with The New Yorker where she and editor David Remnick discussed Former Vice President Joe Biden’s disastrous first debate performance.
In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez dropped a bombshell that Biden’s debate belly flop “raised some questions” about the 77 year-old Biden’s age and mental capacity.
“I think Joe Biden, his performance on the stage, kind of raised some questions in respect to that,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But I don’t want to say just because someone is 79, they can’t or shouldn’t run for president. I don’t want to… use a number as a proxy for capacity.”
Remnick asked what it was about Biden that made Ocasio-Cortez think he was “not there” and how progressives “should behave” if the former vice president or any other centrist Democrat were to win the nomination.
“It’s not just about being centrist per se,” the congresswoman responded. “When you are struggling to talk about segregationists and you air on the side of discussing them in glowing terms, that is a big problem.”
Ocasio-Cortez went on to say Biden, who recently flip-flopped on the Hyde Amendment and has been accused by multiple females of unwanted touching, appeared to have “systemic” problems with women.
“I think struggling and talking about women’s rights is a big issue,” she said. “Struggling to convey respect for women in this day and age is a big issue. I think those are systemic issues, those are very deep, those are not gaffes, they are problems.”
Biden is only leading the Democrat race because of name recognition and perceived “electability.”
Polls show that very few Democrat voters have made up their mind about who they will support.
Ocasio-Cortez already attacking Biden for his age and lack of mental capacity is a signal to base Democrat Party voters that they should look elsewhere for a presidential nominee.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.