AOC Supports Joe

Hello everyone! Let’s dive into the latest political buzz that’s shaking things up in Washington.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the prominent leader of the progressive “Squad,” has thrown her support behind President Joe Biden despite a wave of calls within his party for him to step down. This announcement came in the wake of what many considered a disastrous debate against former President Donald Trump. So, what’s the scoop? Let’s break it down!

In a firm and clear statement, Ocasio-Cortez declared, “I have spoken to the President over the weekend. I have spoken with him extensively. He made clear then and he has made clear since that he is in this race. The matter is closed.” It seems the congresswoman is putting her weight behind Biden, emphasizing his determination to stay in the race and continue his campaign.

Now, why is this significant? Calls for Biden to step down weren’t just whispers—they spanned the political spectrum, especially after his performance in the first presidential debate. However, Biden’s commitment to stay the course has caused many to reconsider their initial reactions. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Biden addressed the controversy head-on, stating that only the “elites” have asked him to step aside while the everyday American voter is still in his corner.

Biden shared, “I was one of the few people out there publicly saying before the 2022 election, ‘There will be no red wave; there will be no red wave.’ I’ve been all over the country. I didn’t believe it at all. Then, in 2023 key elections, I went into those races…saying we were going to win. We won those.” He passionately argued that his connection with the average voter remains strong, and he’s committed to rebuilding the economy for middle-class Americans and ensuring everyone gets a fair shot.

Addressing concerns about his support within the Black community, Biden dismissed the doubts, saying, “Give me a break. Come with me, watch. I’m getting frustrated by the elites…Any of these guys that don’t think I should run, run against me, announce for president, challenge me at the convention.”

In the days following Biden’s fiery response, prominent Democrats have rallied behind him, denouncing the calls for him to drop out. It’s clear that despite the initial backlash, Biden’s resolve and the backing of influential figures like Ocasio-Cortez are solidifying his position as the Democratic nominee.

Of course, it’s a scary thing to see the kind of people ‘rescuing’ him…