Biden Unmoved By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Popularity

Biden Unmoved By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Popularity”

Former Vice President Joe Biden had some harsh words for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her Medicare-for-All ambitions "irrational" and suggesting that she doesn't represent Democrats as a whole. "By the way, I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman, but she won a primary".

Biden may be right about many Democrats being "center-left", but where is the "center" in American politics today?

"If they like their employer-based insurance, which a lot of unions broke their neck to get, a lot of people like theirs, they shouldn't have to give it up", Biden said.

Biden, who now leads the polls in the 20-plus candidate Democratic presidential primary field, played an integral role in drawing the ACA, frequently referred to as ObamaCare, which was signed into law in 2010. In the general election fights, who won?

Cuomo said the idea is unpopular, which Biden acknowledged.

Sanders pointed to "Medicare for All" and Ocasio-Cortez's trademark Green New Deal environmental protection plan as "the agenda America needs" that would also unite voters against President Donald Trump.

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The former vice president contended that despite its unpopularity, an individual mandate is still more popular than the plans his 2020 Democratic challengers have largely been promoting, which includes eliminating the private health insurance market in favor of a single-payer system.

Biden: "If you provide an option for anybody who in fact wants to buy into Medicare for All, they can buy in". "This is the agenda America needs".

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (2nd R), Democrat of NY, speaks alongside US Senator Bernie Sanders (2nd L), Independent of Vermont, and Representative Ilhan Omar (L), Democrat of Minnesota, during a press conference to introduce college affordability legislation outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2019. "Mainstream Democrats who are very progressive on social issues and very strong on education and healthcare".

"Yes", he said on Friday during an interview with CNN, "I'd bring back the individual mandate".

Since launching his 2020 campaign in February, the 77-year-old senator has steadily ranked among the top Democratic candidates in early polls. Kamala Harris to confront him on issues of race the way she did.

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