Climate change expert.
AOC's rapid resume expansion is quite impressive!
Now, she can add "task force co-chair" to that list.
AOC and John Kerry have been named as co-chairs to lead Joe Biden's climate change task force.
But it's not just about climate change…
Specifically, the panel was created to woo far left voters who are afraid that Biden isn't progressive enough.
So while climate change action is certainly a goal, Politico reports that this is a "unity task force" meant to shore up Democratic support for Joe Biden.
Polls suggest that Biden leads Trump nationally.
Yet, these unity task forces are designed to energize Democrats ahead of the November election.
Ironically, AOC once said that sexual assault allegations against ANY candidate must be taken seriously.
But she will be co-chairing a task force to unify Democrats around Joe Biden, despite Tara Reade's credible allegations against the former vice president.
More details on AOC's hypocrisy and her role on this task force below:
The Democratic primary was one of the most divisive primaries in modern politics.
Radical candidates such as Bernie Sanders shifted the party ever-further to the left.
Candidates like Elizabeth Warren coarsened American discourse and civility.
Yet despite the party's infighting, they are attempting to unify ahead of the November presidential election.
To unify the party, they are relying on a climate change task force, CNN reports:
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden's campaign on climate change, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president's effort to unify the party ahead of the general election.
Ocasio-Cortez will work with former Democratic presidential nominee and Secretary of State John Kerry, the panel's other co-chair, in a group that also includes Varshini Prakash, the executive director of the Sunrise Movement, the youth-led champions of the Green New Deal.
The task forces, which also cover health care, the economy, criminal justice and education, include a lineup of progressive leaders and top Biden campaign aides and allies. Sanders revealed plans to form the advisory panels when he dropped out of the presidential primary last month, a sign of both campaigns' desire to form a united front against President Donald Trump and smooth over worries among Democrats that the party would splinter along ideological lines.
"It's no great secret out there, Joe, that you and I have our differences, and we're not going to paper them over. That's real," Sanders said when he endorsed Biden in April. "But I hope that these task forces will come together utilizing the best minds and people in your campaign and in my campaign to work out real solutions to these very, very important problems."
Biden echoed that in a statement Wednesday morning, with a special emphasis on the message he hopes the joint effort will send to factional Democrats.
"A united party is key to defeating Donald Trump this November and moving our country forward through an unprecedented crisis," Biden said. "As we work toward our shared goal, it is especially critical that we not lose sight of the pressing issues facing Americans."
Polling suggests that AOC's Green New Deal is hugely unpopular among a majority of Americans.
While they are publicly claiming that the task force is intended to unify the party, chances are that the intention is actually to energize Biden's base.
The "sleepy Joe" moniker appears to apply to his supporters as well, as he was unable to fill gymnasiums during the primaries, whereas Trump was able to fill entire stadiums on back-to-back nights.
President Trump's approval rating is holding steady despite an international pandemic and a radicalized mainstream media that refuses to cover his accomplishments.
Interestingly, many Democrats who said they would "never" support Biden during the primaries are now partnering with him.
Politico confirms that Bernie Sanders will join AOC on these task forces:
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday named the co-chairs and members of their joint task forces meant to shore up Democratic Party unity ahead of November’s general election.
The announcement follows through on a pledge the two men made last month — when Sanders, the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary, endorsed Biden, the party’s presumptive nominee — to establish working groups to advise the Biden campaign on six key policy areas: climate change, criminal justice reform, economy, education, health care, and immigration.
The task forces’ membership consists of a stable of prominent Democratic leaders and public policy experts, but its most notable appointee is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive New York congresswoman and superstar of the party’s left wing who backed Sanders during the primary contest and has evinced skepticism toward Biden’s more moderate ideology.
Since Sanders’ exit from the White House race, however, Ocasio-Cortez has all but formally endorsed Biden while still pressuring him to pursue a distinctly liberal policy agenda. “There are very real, tangible areas where Democrats even fell short perhaps during the Obama administration that I think I would like for us to have a plan to improve,” she told POLITICO last month.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has championed The Green New Deal legislative package, was tapped Wednesday as one of the two co-chairs of the Biden-Sanders climate change task force, along with John Kerry, the former secretary of state and longtime Massachusetts senator who was an early Biden supporter.
The Republican National Committee immediately seized upon Ocasio-Cortez’s involvement to blast the task forces and Biden, contending in a statement Wednesday he had “reminded the American people that there isn’t a far left policy he is not hellbent on advancing.”
Despite her fierce stance against Kavanaugh, AOC seems perfectly fine partnering with Joe Biden.
When asked about Tara Reade's accusations, AOC said, "It certainly seems as though something has happened. I'm not sure. Frankly, this is a messy moment, and I think we need to acknowledge that - that it is not clear-cut."
Hmmm... she certainly made the allegations against Kavanaugh seem clear-cut.
The thing is... Tara Reade's story is much more credible, consistent, and clear-cut than Christine Blasey Ford's!
Still, the former bartender is perfectly ok working the frontlines for Joe Biden because... "orange man bad!"
How sad and dishonest of her.