Could AOC be the 2024 nominee? Karl Rove discusses a ‘far too wild’ possibility

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Fox News host Jesse Watters asked former Bush deputy chief of staff Karl Rove about the possibility that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., could run for president in 2024.

On “Jesse Watters Primetime,” Watters noted that Ocasio-Cortez presents himself as a paragon of knowledge, more recently concerning the public’s understanding of capitalism and socialism. He asked Rove what he thought of the possibility for the left-wing member of “Squad”.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
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“That’s way too wild… Wouldn’t it be great if you were right? Because it would be such a fun campaign, and the Republicans would win massively – even if they led you or me, they would win,” said Rove. . “She’s not very bright at all.”

Democrats won’t lead a then-octogenarian Biden, “who’s lost more than a step,” and Harris is politically unfeasible given his repeated blunders and disastrous public comments, he continued.


U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks.
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Rove doubted Ocasio-Cortez would be president in 2024 and denied the possibilities of Biden, Harris and Hillary Clinton.

The Ocasio-Cortez House Progressive Caucus continues to prove itself to be a questionable group legislatively, Rove added.

“Pramila Jayapal, who is the caucus chair, talked about it at the Democratic House retreat,” Rove said, adding that Jayapal would have called for Build Back Better to get a vote in the House, and that the grand caucus called for a list of 71 executive orders for Biden to sign, in what Rove called an end to the race around the American people.


Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, briefs reporters.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, briefs reporters.
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“They want, by unilateral executive order, the President of the United States to rely on the power of Section 432-B of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to erase $650 million in student debt,” he said, adding that they were also looking for “price controls” on prescription drugs.

“Why does AOC want to do this? She says young people aren’t as keen on voting for Democrats, so we have to spend $650 billion of taxpayers’ money using an authority that doesn’t does not exist.”

This particular code states that the Secretary of Education is authorized to “enforce, pay, compromise, waive or discharge any right, title, claim, lien or demand, however acquired, including any equity or any right of redemption”, concerning FFEL Loans.

Lawyers for Biden’s own DoE find the law does not allow for the power progressives claim it does, Rove reported.

Ocasio-Cortez in 2021 declined to rule out a 2022 Democratic primary against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in New York.


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