Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive darling Rep. said in an interview that President Biden is risking the “collapse” of his support among progressive and younger party voters.
She made the remarks during an interview in which she discussed Biden’s political struggles as potentially power shifting midterm elections near.
“We need to acknowledge that this isn’t just about middle of the road, increasingly narrow band of independent voters,” Ocasio-Cortez said, per report.
“But, this is really about the collapse of support among young people, among Democratic base, feeling like they worked overtime to get this president elected and they aren’t necessarily being seen,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez, who is a second-term New York congresswoman, and also represents Queens and The Bronx in Washington, made the statement about Biden’s low polling numbers and how she believes Democrats might be able to avert a walloping in November’s congressional elections, which the party that controls the White House typically endures.
She also made a reference to a promise made by Biden on the campaign trail to axe $10,000 off every college student’s debt, a progressive talking point that the White House has yet to fulfill, by saying: “It is Biden’s power and ability to cancel student debt, and nobody else’s.”
When asked about that “they might be open to trying something, other than cruising down the path to a tough reelection,” and does she “get the sense whether or not they’re open to that?” She answered that Biden is still mulling it over, but warned, that “time for the administration is running out.”
“And we do not have much more time to wait because these falling poll numbers, I don’t believe in governing by polling,” Ocasio-Cortez added.