Ocasio-Cortez Condemns Biden

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – In response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed Biden, calling him out for leaving out issues critical to his voting base.

Following the SOTU, AOC appeared on MSNBC, where she criticized Biden because he chose “gloss over” issues like the “crisis in education,” immigration, and fossil fuels.

Instead, Biden’s SOTU was predominantly reactionary, focusing in large parts on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and touting the U.S. and European allies’ swift crackdown against Russia. However, he touched on defunding the police, saying he did not support it and celebrated what he perceived as economic successes.

However, this was not enough for Ocasio-Cortez, as she voiced her frustration about “some things that were left unsaid… which we’re really gonna have to work on as a party.”

Ocasio-Cortez also mentioned how Biden had failed to discuss issues “constituencies who have historically supported the President… wanted to hear” Biden address their issues.

In his SOTU speech, Biden briefly touched on the border and immigration, saying, “We need to secure our border and fix the immigration system, and if you might guess, I think we can do both.”

The President also pointed to technology that his administration would be implementing at the borders, while he stressed the importance of a “pathway for Dreamers.”

AOC pointed to the President’s mentioning of “Dreamers,” commenting that “We heard some speaking to some Dreamers, but Dreamers want their families to stay. They don’t want to be separate from their parents either.”

“I think that there are some things left a little to be desired from key constituents in the Democratic base, but the President’s goal was very clear. He was laser-focused on really projecting a theme of unity, and I think he stuck to that,” she continued.

The Congresswoman also criticized Biden for his lack of in-depth speech about fossil fuels, calling it a “lost opportunity.”

She continued, saying, “When we talk about releasing strategic reserves, these are short-term solutions in order to prevent press shocks. But, at the end of the day … we shouldn’t be relying on fossil fuels, to begin with.”