Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just sent one message to Joe Biden that terrifies Democrats
Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address was a disaster.
Even his own Party is letting him know that.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just sent one message to Joe Biden that terrifies Democrats.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez panned Biden’s big speech on MSNBC following its conclusion.
Ocasio-Cortez fumed that Biden did not devote enough time to browbeating Congress into passing her Marxist Green New Deal.
“It was a lost opportunity because there is … bipartisan support for a long-term shift away from fossil fuels,” Ocasio-Cortez stated. “We need to hear more about our transition to clean energy beyond weatherizing our windows.”
Opposition from Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema killed Joe Biden’s almost $5 trillion socialist spending bill.
That legislation initially contained the Green New Deal provisions that Ocasio-Cortez championed.
Biden simply bowed to the political reality of the moment in cutting them from his speech.
But Ocasio-Cortez was not the only socialist in Congress who was livid over the contents of Biden’s speech.
Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush – who was a Black Lives Matter activist before winning election to Congress in 2020 – raged at Biden for calling on Congress to fund the police.
“With all due respect,” Bush wrote, adding that “you didn’t mention saving Black lives once in this speech. All our country has done is given more funding to police. The result? 2021 set a record for fatal police shootings. Defund the police. Invest in our communities.”
Bush is one of the loudest voices in Congress defining Democrats as the Party of defunding the police.
Since that policy is politically toxic with voters, Biden tried to shift perception of Democrats in the minds of voters with his speech.
“We should all agree, the answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities,” Biden stated. “I ask Democrats and Republicans alike, pass my budget and keep our neighborhoods safe.”
The point of a State of the Union Address is for the President to lay out an agenda that unites his Party and wins over Independent voters.
Joe Biden failed on every count.
The voices who speak for the Party base fumed on TV and on social media that Biden ignored their priorities or did not go hard-Left enough in his speech.