Headline RoundupJune 23rd, 2024

AOC Makes Biden Campaign Debut at Las Vegas Rally

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hit the campaign trail in support of President Biden in Las Vegas on Saturday at a rally focused on abortion.

The Details: The rally was the first time Ocasio-Cortez campaigned in support of Biden this election cycle.

For Context: A member of the progressive “Squad,” Ocasio-Cortez has recently faced backlash for growing closer to the Biden administration. Some of Ocasio-Cortez’s fellow “Squad” members did not vote for Biden in the Democratic primary in protest of his support of Israel in its war against Hamas.

Key Quote: Ocasio-Cortez said, “Four more years of President Biden versus Donald Trump is quite literally the difference between life and death. As women, we don't have any other option besides reelecting decency, democracy, and equality, and that is the Biden-Harris administration.”

How The Media Covered It: Axios (Lean Left bias) noted that Ocasio-Cortez declined to endorse Biden for re-election in 2022, but changed tunes in July 2023 and that she “has at times distanced herself from him on Gaza.” The New York Post (Lean Right bias) noted that no Democratic members of the Nevada Congressional delegation attended the rally but that “Nevada’s only GOP Congressman, Mark Amodei of Reno, was an unlikely participant.”

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