In her short time in the House of Representatives, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made some remarkable statements. Some, such as her claim that illegal aliens have a right to be here in the U.S., have been merely wrong. Others, such as her recent exclamation that “you absolutely love to see it,” referring to a report that U.S. oil futures had plunged as a result of the pandemic, have demonstrated her shortsightedness. Perhaps she just wasn’t connecting the dots, appreciating that the news meant that countless Americans in the oil industry would be losing their jobs.
But some of Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks have simply defied description. An example is a comment she made during an interview with National Public Radio. The topic was former Senate aide Tara Reade’s allegations that her boss, Joe Biden, had sexually assaulted her.
Addressing the “politics” of the story — whether voters who believe Reade’s story will be disinclined to vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee — Ocasio-Cortez observed that Reade “has never explicitly said, don’t vote for Joe Biden.” The comment comes near the end of the two-minute fifty-one-second audio below.
Technically speaking, this is probably true. Then again, in her first on-camera interview since Biden publicly denied her claim, a video of which follows, she told Megyn Kelly that she wishes he would drop out of the race:
I wish he would (withdraw from the race). But he won’t. But I wish he would. That’s how I feel emotionally.
— Rich McHugh (@RichMcHugh) May 7, 2020
Does it sound to you as though Reade is ambivalent about Biden’s winning the presidency? Does it sound that way to anyone other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?