Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her belief that President Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s strongest option against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election.
She highlighted Biden’s strength in New Hampshire and emphasized the need for the party to advance its vision, particularly focusing on issues such as reproductive rights, healthcare, and tuition-free education.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think what we have right now, what we’ve seen in New Hampshire, he is virtually the nominee of the party. His turnout in New Hampshire is actually not something to ignore.”
“We saw, from a write-in campaign, remember, President Biden wasn’t even on the ballot in New Hampshire, he won overwhelmingly with turnout that even exceeded Obama 2012 turnout when Obama was on the ballot. And so, there are quite a few indicators in his strength in New Hampshire. We will see what happens in South Carolina and, of course, when we get to important primaries like Michigan,” she continued.
“I think we can certainly do more to be advancing our vision,” explained AOC.
“And I believe that we have a strong vision that we can run on. You know I think – and – and for what it’s worth, the president has said, ‘If you give me the House, and if you give me the Senate and reelect me to the presidency, we will codify abortion rights and the right to choose in this country. We’ll codify reproductive rights.’ I think we can do more.”
“I think we – I think we need to be talking more about health care,” said the New York Democrat.
AOC also mentioned her preference for expanding Medicare to all people in the United States.
“Of course, me as a progressive, I want to see the age of Medicare drop, whether it’s to 50, as the president has discussed earlier, or to zero, as is my preference, to extend Medicare to all people in the United States of America. But I believe that we can be doing more. We can talk even more about the fact that public colleges and universities should be tuition free or reduced,” concluded AOC.