Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has tamped down options she may find yourself representing the U.S. on the United Nations if presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden beats President Trump in November.
“Most likely not,” the freshman congresswoman instructed The New York Instances when requested about whether or not she’d serve in a Biden administration.
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Instances opinion columnist Thomas Friedman final month wrote a column that dreamt up a “Biden nationwide unity cupboard.” Amongst a number of the notable names within the cupboard, together with Microsoft CEO Invoice Gates as Well being and Human Companies secretary and Obama-era Supreme Court docket choose Merrick Garland as lawyer normal, was Ocasio-Cortez as ambassador to the U.N.
It isn’t clear how one of the crucial left-wing congresswomen would match right into a “nationwide unity” coalition, or how an Ambassador Ocasio-Cortez would work with Friedman’s choose for Secretary of State — Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
Nonetheless, whereas Ocasio-Cortez has not given a lot indication she’s eyeing up a spot at Turtle Bay, the Instances stated that the column bought her consideration, and she or he famous the U.N. headquarters’ closeness to her personal district in Queens.
“That was the one perk of this,” she stated. “I might get to remain dwelling.”
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However whereas Ocasio-Cortez has stated she’d vote for Biden, she was an early supporter of his former major rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Instances profile says she barely hides her lack of enthusiasm for Biden however gave some skinny reward by saying he has a “soothing impact” on conventional voters, which may give him some room to shift to the left.
“I feel the truth that he’s an older white man type of has a Santa Claus soothing impact on a number of conventional voters,” she stated. “I’m satisfied that Biden may basically undertake Bernie’s agenda, and it might not be an element — so long as he continued to say issues like malarkey. And simply not be Trump.”