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Kingmaker AOC says Biden campaign hasn’t reached out to her, and he needs to feel ‘uncomfortable’

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Accustomed to Sen. Bernie Sanders sucking up to her for her newfound fame as a fellow socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is complaining that Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, has not reached out to her.

Sanders suspended his presidential bid last week and Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times during an interview published Monday she plans to support the party’s nominee.

In a not so subtle effort, the bartender-turned-lawmaker let it be known that gaining her stamp of approval comes with a price.

“I’ve always said that I will support the Democratic nominee,” AOC said. “But unity is a process, and figuring out what that looks like is part of this whole conversation that I think Bernie and [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren [D-Mass.] and other folks are a part of as well.”

On the other hand, it’s easy to imagine that President Trump’s campaign could not envision a greater gift than an image of Biden arm-in-arm with the radical, hard-left freshman Democrat.

On that note, the Times asked Ocasio-Cortez if a “a Biden-AOC unity rally” might be “in the cards?”

“It could be. I have not talked to the vice president,” Ocasio-Cortez responded, before sharing that she doesn’t think she has ever spoken to Biden.

If she’s unsure, turning to the 77-year-old former vice president for confirmation may not be the best of ideas, given the swirling concerns about his mental agility.

While Biden is sure to appeal to Sanders’ raucous base for support, Ocasio-Cortez said getting their vote will need to be a process that makes him “uncomfortable.”

Given their way, the pro-socialist progressive faction of the party will drag Biden so far left as to make him as unelectable as their standard-bearer.

“There’s this talk about unity as this kind of vague, kumbaya, kind of term. Unity and unifying isn’t a feeling, it’s a process,” AOC said.

A process that involved Marxist-inspired, anti-capitalist police.

“The whole process of coming together should be uncomfortable for everyone involved — that’s how you know it’s working,” she added. “And if Biden is only doing things he’s comfortable with, then it’s not enough.”

At the top of their list is the elimination of private insurance in favor of nationalized medical care.

“I want to respect his win,” Ocasio-Cortez declared, emitting an inflated sense of self worth. “He won because of his coalition building, he won because of his service. He won for a lot of different reasons — but I don’t think he won because Americans don’t want ‘Medicare for All.’”

She also let it be known that there’s hope in exploiting the national crisis brought on by the Chinese virus COVID-19.

“And in this moment, I wouldn’t be surprised if what we’re seeing with coronavirus didn’t further change people’s views in further support of a progressive agenda,” she suggested.

Based on the responses to the story, there’s a serious divide in the Democratic Party that Biden will have to skillfully navigate if he wants Bernie Bros. pulling the lever for him in November.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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