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

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBernie Sanders has been most-followed member of Congress on social media for six years Meghan McCain responds to Katie Couric: 'I don't need to be deprogrammed' Skepticism reigns as Biden, McConnell begin new era MORE (D-N.Y.) said Thursday she would support former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' Should deficits matter any more? Biden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate 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 SandersWhat the shift in Senate control means for marijuana policy reform Business groups prepare for lobbying push against minimum wage Schumer: Senate could pave way for reconciliation on COVID relief next week 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.