Joe Lieberman has been quiet for quite some time, but he decided to open up and warn the Democrats of the danger of including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the face of the party. He says no one wants socialism to replace capitalism in this country.
He told Tucker Carlson, that it’s disturbing that so many potential presidential candidates have adopted some of the more extreme policies put forth by Ocasio-Cortez, such as the elimination of ICE and he feels that will be used against them in 2020. Lieberman also told Tucker that he doesn’t believe Democrats should go after Trump’s taxes because it could backfire big time, especially since there is no requirement for a president or a presidential candidate to release their tax returns.
“The Democrats who won which I think is why the Democrats now control the House were actually more moderate, independent-minded problem solvers,” he said. “So I don’t think they’re going to go to Congress to get President Trump’s tax returns. I think they are going to go to try to get something done for their constituents and their country.”
Tucker then brought up the “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caucus” by comparison.
“I don’t think there are many people who are exactly where congresswoman-elect Ocasio-Cortez is — a self-proclaimed socialist,” said Lieberman. “I think weak on foreign policy and defense policy. Basically wants the government to take over a lot of the economy.”
Lieberman noted how “a lot of people including some Democratic presidential candidates” began “running after” Ocasio-Cortez’s more extreme positions, such as on the abolishment of ICE.
“The last thing the Democratic Party should do, if it wants to have a chance to win the presidential election in 2020, is to follow after congresswoman-elect Ocasio-Cortez,” Lieberman said. “There is just not many people who believe that in America, thank God.”
I disagree with Joe. In fact, I think they should run Ocasio-Cortez at the head of her ticket. Make her the face of the party. Let Hollywood and the billionaires sink tons of money on her campaign.