AOC Avoids Endorsing Biden in 2024 – 50 ‘Frustrated’ Dems Say He Should Not Seek Re-Election

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) refused to endorse President Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential election, nervously laughing off the question when asked during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday morning.

AOC awkwardly attempted to avoid the question of supporting her political party’s own president when questioned by host Dana Bash, quickly changing the subject to this year’s midterms.

“You know, if the president chooses to run again in 2024 – I mean, first of all, I’m focused on winning this majority right now. And preserving a majority this year in 2022,” Ocasio-Cortez deflected while laughing uncomfortably. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. But I think if the president has a vision, then that’s something we’re all certainly willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.”

“That’s not a yes,” Bash fired back.

“Yeah, you know, I think we should endorse…when we get to it,” AOC replied.

Quickly shifting to damage control, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Biden “has been doing a very good job so far.”

Of course, if that were the case, she wouldn’t be hesitating to speak about him running again in 2024, and neither would the rest of her party. Yet, for the rest of the interview, she continued to avoid the question.

“And, you know, should he run again, I think that I — you know, I think it’s — we’ll take a look at it,” AOC responded while continuing to awkwardly chuckle. “But right now we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election.”

Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the only Democrat who is hesitant about Biden running for a second term. A report published on Saturday by The New York Times revealed that there are 50 “frustrated Democratic officials, members of Congress and voters” who “expressed doubts about the president’s ability to rescue his reeling party and take the fight to Republicans.”

“Midway through the 2022 primary season, many Democratic lawmakers and party officials are venting their frustrations with President Biden’s struggle to advance the bulk of his agenda, doubting his ability to rescue the party from a predicted midterm trouncing and increasingly viewing him as an anchor that should be cut loose in 2024,” the report stated.

Among the concerns of these Democrats are Biden’s age, his leadership and his ability to “take the fight to former President Donald J. Trump a second time,” according to The Times.

Biden — who is already the oldest sitting president in American history at 79 — will be 82 years old by the time he is inaugurated, should he somehow win re-election in 2024.

Beyond his age, Biden’s leadership thus far has led to some of the worst economic conditions the U.S. has seen in decades, and Americans’ frustration with his failures is reflected in the polls. With skyrocketing inflation, record-high gas prices — as the average price at the pump has reached $5 a gallon, and shortages of many products including baby formula, the president’s approval rating hit an all-time low of 39%, while his disapproval rating hit an all-time high of 58%.

“It marks the 46th president’s lowest approval rating and highest disapproval rating in 62 weekly surveys conducted since he took office in January 2021,” read the summary from the poll.