Ocasio-Cortez says prospect of Biden run 'does not particularly animate me'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHispanic Caucus asks Trump to rescind invitation to Mexican president Nadler wins Democratic primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that while she has not yet decided on an endorsement in the crowded Democratic presidential field, the idea of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign raised M more than Trump in the month of June RNC, Trump campaign raised 1M in June Michigan shuts down most indoor bar service in bid to prevent virus resurgence MORE running “does not particularly animate me.”

Ocasio-Cortez told Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" that she will support whoever wins the nomination, but said a bid by Biden would be going back, instead of moving forward.

“That does not particularly animate me right now,” Ocasio-Cortez told Skullduggery.


“I can understand why people would be excited by that, this idea that we can go back to the good old days with Obama, with Obama’s vice president,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “There’s an emotional element to that, but I don’t want to go back. I want to go forward.”

Biden is seen as likely to jump into the presidential race in coming weeks, and the former vice president continues to lead in most 2020 polls.

Ocasio-Cortez expressed interest in Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHickenlooper beats back progressive challenge in Colorado primary Progressive groups urge Biden to tap Warren as running mate Young Turks host says Elizabeth Warren should be Biden's VP pick MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHouse Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP MORE (D-Mass.), both of whom, like her, represent the party’s more progressive flank.

“I haven’t endorsed anybody, but I’m very supportive of Bernie,” she said.

She also said Warren’s campaign, which has released a series of detailed policy proposals, has been “truly remarkable, truly remarkable and transformational.”

Ocasio-Cortez and Warren went viral on Twitter in late March when they confirmed they met for lunch and had Middle Eastern yogurt spread labneh and iced tea.

Ocasio-Cortez demurred on whether she would want to seek higher office herself at any point.

"I think about it every once in a while, but … this is pretty hard already," she said.

Ocasio-Cortez has often been tipped as a potential future presidential candidate, but at 29 years old is currently too young to be eligible for the office.