(RepublicanInformer.com)- In a June interview on CNN, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez refused to say whether she would support Joe Biden if he runs for reelection in 2024.
"That's not a yes," Dana Bash says.
"We'll take a look at it." pic.twitter.com/b83ccm5UdZ
— Corbin Bolies (@CorbinBolies) June 12, 2022
Then last month, fellow Squaddie Cori Bush (BLM-MO) followed suit, refusing to say if she would support Joe Biden’s reelection when asked by a KSDK reporter in St. Louis.
At first, one of her aides tried to cut off questioning. But then Cori Bush admitted that she didn’t want to answer the question “because we have not … that’s not … yeah, I don’t want to answer that question.”
As articulate as ever, isn’t she?
This begs the question: why are the members of the Squad refusing to say whether they support a Biden 2024 run?
Could the Squaddies be playing it close to the vest for a reason? Could it be that they want progressive voters to dump old Joe for an ideologically-aligned progressive candidate?
One thing is certain. If Biden loses the support of the more progressive base of the Democrat Party, his chances in 2024 will dwindle.
It isn’t as if the majority of Democrats want Joe Biden to run again; they don’t. The vast majority want someone else in 2024. And if the progressive wing of the party offers up an alternative, the more left-wing base would likely fall in line.
In a column at 19FortyFive.com, writer Jack Buckby suggests some possible explanations for why the Democrat Party’s far-Left progressive caucus is being so coy about Biden 2024.
It could be that while the majority of voters may not want a far-left progressive nominee, the Squad is more concerned with purity, not electability.
Buckby suggests that the Squad could be planning to consolidate behind a far-Left progressive candidate in 2024 that would better align with their rigid ideology.
One such candidate, Jerome Segal announced last week that he would be running for the Democrat nomination in 2024. However, Buckby doubts Segal has the gravitas to pull it off, having failed to gain even 1 percent of the vote in Maryland’s gubernatorial primary last month.
But Buckby also wonders if the progressive candidate the Squad endorses might be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself.