*Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, fresh from partnering with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on seeking federal funds for funerals and burials of New York’s COVID-19 victims, had a video chat with the ladies of “The View” on Wednesday.
One of the most prominent supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ now shuttered presidential bid, AOC told co-host Whoopi Goldberg that she’s ready to have a conversation with former Vice President Joe Biden about the Democratic response to President Trump’s White House debacle.
“My community especially has been so impacted, and it’s, you know, for a lot of communities, this is an issue of life and death. We have had kids in cages. We have had a pandemic response that happened way too late that has cost us lives. We have people that don’t have access to critical care that they need. I think it’s really important that we rally behind our Democratic nominee in November,” she said.
Though she will support Biden, she thinks that he can go further to appease a progressive agenda.
“What I also think is really important is that the way to, I think, move in a unifying direction as I said before is that unity isn’t a feeling. It’s a process, and I think that Biden can go further,” she said. “Lowering Medicare to 60 by five years, is still more conservative than what Hillary Clinton proposed in 2016.”
AOC said she is looking for more substantial conversations surrounding immigration, health care and climate change– and telling young people that the federal government has a plan for them.
Watch a clip from the conversation below: