Former Vice-President Joe Biden hit a blow to the left wing of the Democratic Party in an interview broadcast on Friday, warning that the majority of Democrats are not "left wing" and that moderate Democrats are generally more electable.
In an interview with CNN in Iowa, the Democratic President's hopes for 2020 pointed to the mid-term of 2018, when a number of center-left Democrats won close races.
"That's what these elections are about, I'm pleased to discuss this topic and all these issues with my friends, guess who won the races, see who won the last time." Biden said.
He mentioned MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., who defeated longtime MP Joe Crowley in a victory under shock before reaching a general election victory in a pleasantly blue quarter. She is now one of the key figures in the progressive wing of the party.
Biden called it "bright," but doubted how well such a left-wing figure would fare in national parliamentary elections.
"By the way, I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, smart woman, but she has won elementary school in general election campaigns, who won?" He asked "
" My North Star is the middle class, though the middle class is doing well, everyone is doing well, "he added to the left-wing field of all Democratic candidates. The candidates support the decriminalization of border crossings, the reparation of slavery, higher tax rates, a free college and a Green New Deal.
In this left-leaning shift, Biden has been criticized for former positions in the Senate and has shifted himself slightly to the left, including the statement that he supports health care for illegal immigrants. Biden, however, said on Friday that he did not support the decriminalization of illegal border crossings, having taken an unclear stance on the issue in the debate last week. On stage in Miami, Biden was challenged by Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., For his refusal of bus traffic in the 1
The Iowa campaign on Thursday disturbed Biden's preparation for this debate.
"You know, if he and his team were not prepared for the subject, I do not know what to say," she said.
In an interview with CNN, Biden admitted he was not prepared for their attacks.
"I was prepared to persecute me, but I was not prepared for the person who approached me, as she came to me," Biden said, adding that she knew him and also his son Beau Biden, who died in 2015
He also defended his performance in the debate and said he did not want to get involved in the debate "Scrum."
"Do you think the American public looked at this debate – take me out – and thought," Boy, I like the way it's run, they really show themselves very well & # 39; ", Asked he." Come on, man.
Fox News & # 39; Peter Doocy contributed to this report.