AOC: 'In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party'
The remarks by Ocasio-Cortez represent a fresh repudiation of Biden, who spent decades in the Senate before serving as vice president. He is widely seen as the standard-bearer in the 2020 race for moderate Democrats and has voiced opposition to progressive legislation championed by Ocasio-Cortez and her allies.
The congresswoman — who has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the party’s nominating contest — previously launched what was widely viewed as a thinly veiled attack against Biden’s climate change proposals at an event in Washington in May.
Ocasio-Cortez said the Congressional Progressive Caucus, of which she is a member, should expel lawmakers without adequate liberal bona fides, charging that “they let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard.”
The broader Democratic Party, as well, “can be too big of a tent,” she said.