Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) blamed low polling numbers for Democrats on a collapse in support from young people and others who helped elect President Joe Biden because they are no longer "being seen" by the administration.
Ocasio-Cortez made the comments in an interview with Errol Louis on Spectrum NY1 that aired on Thursday. Louis asked her if the Biden administration was open to trying new policies since their poll numbers are so low.
"I think the fact that the Biden administration has not been squarely shutting down a lot of these executive orders does convey an openness," she said, referring to executive orders leftover from the previous administration.
"But I do think that time for demonstration is running out, and we do not have much more time to wait because these falling poll numbers, I don't believe in governing by polling. But, if that is a concern, which, you know, to be real, an election, it's a real thing," she explained helpfully.
"We need to acknowledge that this isn’t just about middle of the road, increasingly narrow band of independent voters," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "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."
"Wow," responded Louis.
Ocasio-Cortez also hammered Biden specifically for failing to follow through on his 2020 campaign promise to cancel student debt.
"It is Biden’s power and ability to cancel student debt, and nobody else’s," she said.
Although many progressives undoubtedly concur with Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News anchor Dana Perino noted that the socialist congresswoman failed to recognize a key contradiction in her political analysis.
"She fails to analyze her own position," explained Perino. "Which is that it's actually the far left that has put Biden in a position now, of basically going to lose a lot of seats in the midterms."
Here's the video of Ocasio-Cortez' comments:
AOC warns Biden of 'collapse in support' from young voters www.youtube.com