Biden: Media misinterpreted Ocasio-Cortez's impact on Democrats

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Ex-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine MORE said the news media misinterpreted what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Artist paints Michelle Obama, other women as battered in campaign against domestic violence MORE's (D-N.Y.) 2018 primary win meant for the direction of the Democratic primary in an interview set to air on Sunday. 

"You all thought that what happened was the party moved extremely to the left after Hillary. AOC was a new party, She's a bright, wonderful person. But where's the party?" Biden told Axios's Mike Allen on "Axios on HBO." 

Biden, who is widely seen as the standard-bearer for centrist Democrats in the primary, has pushed back on a number of progressive proposals floated by Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (D-Mass.).

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Ocasio-Cortez earlier this year endorsed the Vermont senator for president in the 2020 election, and is a proponent of progressive policies espoused by the candidate such as "Medicare for All" and the Green New Deal. 

The former vice president has been vocal in warning against switching to a Medicare for All system, instead pushing for expanding the Affordable Care Act and adding a “public option” that allows people to select a government plan or use private insurance.

Biden said earlier this week that the majority of enthusiasm among Democrats was not behind Medicare for All. 

"I don’t think the bulk of the enthusiasm in the Democratic Party is for Medicare for All," he said. 

However, Biden has not only been in conflict with Sanders and Warren over the issue. 

The former vice president accused South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegFormer insurance executive: 'Medicare for all' would eliminate jobs that are 'not needed' Buttigieg says he's proud to be a part of US system amid UK royal family drama Buttigieg asked about 'Mayo Pete' memes by New York Times ed board MORE (D) of stealing his health care policy idea on Monday. 

Buttigieg responded, saying his campaign was pitching the plan months before Biden entered the race.