Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez often boasts about her “power” and how she’s the future of the Democratic Party.
But the New York socialist lawmaker stunned many recently when she spoke about becoming the second most powerful official in the country.
During a weekend interview with Noticias Telemundo, AOC would love to be the vice president and hold a powerful office in the White House.
“It’d be an honor to be vice president,” she said when asked about becoming Sen. Bernie Sanders’s running mate should he become the Democratic presidential nominee.
But, she added, at 30, she is five years short of the constitutional age limit for vice president — or president.
“Well, I can’t be his running mate, because I’m not old enough. I’m 30, and you have to be at least 35. But, it’d be an honor to be vice president,” she said.
She will be eligible for the job in time for the 2024 election.
— Noticias Telemundo (@TelemundoNews) December 23, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez has been one of Sanders’s top surrogates, and she talked him up on the show and brushed aside charges from Republicans that their ideas are socialist.
“We’re not advocating total control of the economy. We’re talking about humane economic rights. We’re talking about education, healthcare, and fair wages. Here in the U.S., those values are called socialist values, but to me, that says a lot about where we are in the U.S.,” she bizarrely declared.
She also took a shot at her top critic, President Donald Trump.
“I think that if the president is calling me crazy, that’s good. It’d be a problem if he said he agreed with me because he has a lot of issues. He’s a racist, and he’s anti-immigrants, but more than that, his administration is very corrupt,” she said.
And she added, “I think he’s afraid of women, of strong women, of Latina women.”
For the record, Latina women have worked closely with Trump, and several are also heading a group called “Latinos for Trump.” He also has appointed several women to top positions in his administration and White House.
AOC also said Joe Biden’s performances at the presidential debates have “raised questions” about the 76-year-old former vice president’s capacity to be commander-in-chief.
“I think Joe Biden, his performance on the stage, kind of raised some questions in respect to that,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But I don’t want to say just because someone is 79, they can’t or shouldn’t run for president. I don’t want to… use a number as a proxy for capacity.”
But beyond that, imagine how terrifying it would be to have Ocasio-Cortez working in the White House — let alone as the vice president of the United States.
In recent months, AOC has also found herself in legal trouble for violating ethics rules.
The allegations against Ocasio-Cortez are so serious that Brad Smith, a former FEC commissioner, said the New York socialist lawmaker “could be facing jail time.”
With all of this considered, many are starting to see that AOC’s political future is in serious jeopardy.
A recent poll among Democrats showed that 74 percent of respondents know who she was, but only 22% had a favorable view of her.
Ocasio-Cortez has also created enemies in her own party, essentially butting heads with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
All of these missteps could potentially put Ocasio-Cortez in serious jeopardy of losing her seat.