AOC: Biden Is Experiencing a ‘Collapse of Support’
'We need to acknowledge that this isn’t just about middle of the road'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has admitted that Joe Biden is experiencing a "collapse of support among young people" who she said helped propel him to victory in 2020.
AOC told NY1 via the New York Post:
"We need to acknowledge that this isn’t just about middle of the road, increasingly narrow band of independent voters."
"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."
Ocasio-Cortez told New York Magazine in January 2020:
"In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party."
AOC also blasted Biden for "gloss[ing] over" key issues during his State of the Union address earlier this month.
The Democratic lawmaker pulled up Biden for the "crisis in education" and ballooning student loan debt.
"I do think that there are some things that were left unsaid in which we’re really gonna have to work on as a party," she told MSNBC after the address.
Biden vowed to cancel $10,000 in student loan debt as a candidate but is still yet to deliver on the promise despite having the executive power to do so, according to Ocasio-Cortez.
"It is Biden’s power and ability to cancel student debt, and nobody else’s," she told NY1 on Thursday night.
In recent months, Biden's poll numbers have plummeted with just 45% of voters now approving of his job performance.
As Fox News noted:
Young voters were instrumental in Biden's 2020 victory, as he carried the 18-29 cohort by a 25-point margin.
Turnout among young people also surged in 2020, going from about 39% in the 2016 election to about 50% after the 2020 election, according to a Tufts University report.
Last week, Biden was mocked by Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to calling him a war criminal, murderer, and thug.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to the “personal insults” on Friday during a conference call:
“Given Mr. Biden’s irritability, his fatigue and sometimes forgetfulness … which ultimately leads to aggressive statements, we probably will not give any sharp assessments so as not to cause more aggression,” Peskov stated.