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AOC endorses Biden but says things 'could have gone better' in certain areas

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voiced support for President Biden in an interview Thursday, though she said the president could have done better in certain areas.

Ocasio-Cortez appeared on the political podcast “Pod Save America” on Thursday, where she was asked for her honest thoughts on the Biden presidency.

“I think he’s done quite well, given the limitations that we have,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding, “I do think that there are ebbs and flows as there are in any presidency.”

“There are areas that I think are quite strong — when he came right out of the gate with the American Rescue Plan, and of course the Inflation Reduction Act was a massive step in terms of our climate agenda.” 

Ocasio-Cortez has been a tepid supporter for Biden since his election in 2020. In the Democratic Party’s primary, she backed fellow democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.

She has, until now, refrained from saying she will support the president in a 2024 Democratic primary. 

AOC during a news conference

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In her Thursday interview, she noted that she would back Biden out of the current line-up of candidates.

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