The moment former Vice President Joe Biden officially declared his run for president on Thursday, a civil war was declared in the Democratic Party.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ (D-N.Y.) Justice Democrats political action committee (PAC), which was founded by her chief of staff, denounced Biden and told him to go away before he ruins everything.
The Justice Democrats ripped into Biden in a stream of angry tweets Thursday morning, accusing him of being a “centrist,” a part of the “old guard” that got Trump elected, a closet Republican, a borderline racist, and part of the reason why life expectancy has decreased in America.
The PAC also pointed out numerous things Biden has voted for in the past, which used to be mainstream in the Democratic Party but are far removed from today’s progressive wing.
Now to see if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fully throws her support behind Biden. The fireworks between her and Ocasio-Cortez will really fly then.
In case you’re looking forward to what will happen if former President Obama — a hero of both mainstream and progressive Democrats — endorses his former vice president, you’ll probably be disappointed. According to Yahoo!, Biden claims that he asked Obama to not endorse him — a very odd thing to ask of your former employer.
“I asked President Obama not to endorse and he doesn’t want to,” Biden said in his first public remarks since announcing his bid.