(PresidentialInsider.com)- Far-left squad member, Sandy Cortez—the economics major and former bartender before she became a millionaire House of Representative celebrity—awkwardly laughed when asked if she would endorse President Biden in 2024.
Cortez was on CNN when Dana Bash asked the Bronx star whether she would support the president after he said he was going to run again. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Cortez responded, saying that she is focused on maintaining the majority in the House, conceding that if the president has a vision then Democrats will entertain it.
“That’s not a yes,” Bash said.
WATCH:@AOC refuses to say if she would support Joe Biden if he runs in 2024.
AOC: “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it…”
CNN’s Dana Bash: “That's not a ‘yes.’”
After awkward pause, AOC: “Yeah, you know…” pic.twitter.com/lqlLNybZFl
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 12, 2022
After an odd cackle, Cortez stammered that she believed the president was doing a good job and should he choose to run again, she’d “take a look at it.” She continued to say that she’s focused on maintaining a majority rather than winning a presidential election.
But the Democrats may have some trouble keeping that majority as Republicans are leading an average nine point lead in the generic Congressional Ballot, according to a June report by Rasmussen.
After Wednesday’s special election in Texas Republican congressional candidate Mayra Flores flipped Cameron County red. She will be the first Mexican-born congresswoman to serve in the House of Representatives. The county was not favored to turn red because it frequently favors Democrats by double digits.
This is worrisome to Democrats because it confirms an earlier trend from November 2020 that Hispanics are moving to the Republican Party. Hispanics are now evenly split between both parties, according to a December 2021 poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal.
Cortez is not the only Democrat reluctant to endorse Joe Biden for 2024. His age appears to be a major concern. Former Obama White House adviser, David Axelrod, said that the presidency is a taxing job and that, if Biden were to win a second term, he’d be closer to 90 rather than 80.
DNC member Steve Simeonidis told the Times that our country is not on the right track, adding that Biden “should announce his intent not to seek re-election in ’24 right after the midterms.”
Turns out that many New Yorkers agree with Cortez and other Democrats. One Astoria resident in New York said that he thinks Democrats could do a lot better than Biden, but also wants to see more “more progressive and radical politics.”