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Biden: Most Democrats Havent Moved as Far Left as AOC

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in a newly published interview clip that most Democrats havent moved to the far-left, saying Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is out of touch with the rest of the Democratic party.

Biden said that media outlets tried portraying the Democratic Party as moving left after 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton lost to President Donald Trump.

“You guys got it all wrong about what happened. Its not fake. Its just bad judgment. You all thought that what happened was the party moved extremely to the left after Hillary [Clinton]. AOC was the new party,” Biden told Axios, using a moniker for the 30-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist.

“Shes a bright and wonderful person, but wheres the party? Come on, man.”

Biden has tried depicting himself as a moderate among Democratic presidential contenders as rivals like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) push Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and other socialist proposals.

“The partys not there. The partys not there at all,” Biden said when asked about Medicare for All.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), left, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hold a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of their Green New Deal proposal outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Nov. 14, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

He and some other candidates, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), have issued warnings about the proposed government takeover of the healthcare sector.

After Warren unveiled her $52 trillion version of Medicare for All last month, Klobuchar said the policy “would kick 149 million Americans off of their health care in just four years—their current health care.”

“That is a fact,” she said.

Heated back-and-forths about healthcare have erupted during most of the 2020 debates.

Biden clashed with Warren and Buttigieg on the debate stage in September, telling them: “How we gonna pay for it? I wanna hear tonight.”

“My healthcare plan does significantly cut the out-of-pocket cost by thousands of dollars,” Biden said later, referring to his proposal to builRead More – Source