Ocasio-Cortez says she'll support Biden if he wins Democratic nomination

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBattle lines drawn over Biden's support for vaccine waivers Overnight Energy: Update on Biden administration conservation goals | GOP sees opportunity to knock Biden amid rising gas prices | Push for nationwide electric vehicle charging stations The Memo: The GOP's war is already over — Trump won MORE (D-N.Y.) said Thursday she would support former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE if he became the Democratic presidential candidate.

"I've said throughout this entire process that what is so important is that we ultimately unite behind who that Democratic nominee is," Ocasio-Cortez, who has endorsed Biden's main rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Sanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic race, told Seth Meyers in an appearance on his late-night show.

"I think it's a two-way street. I've been concerned by some folks that say if [Sanders] is the nominee they won't support him and the other way around," she continued.


The progressive firebrand, who also canvassed for Sanders in 2016, added that the general election in November is "more important than all of us."

Ocasio-Cortez, 30, has butted heads multiple times with Biden, criticizing his record as senator and asserting that in other countries they would not even be part of the same political party.

After a strong showing on Super Tuesday, Biden has surged to front-runner status and leads Sanders in delegates as the two remaining candidates prepare for the next round of primaries on Tuesday.