Biden to Progressives: ‘Everybody Should Just Calm Down’
Former vice president Joe Biden pushed directly back at his party’s progressives, suggesting they “calm down a little bit.”
Speaking Tuesday at a diner in Concord, N.H., the septuagenarian defended his record on the environment.
“I’ve never been middle of the road on the environment,” he said in response to a question from a CNN reporter.
Biden was reacting to comments from socialists Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)
Speaking at a rally Monday, Ocasio-Cortez took a thinly-veiled shot at Biden.
“I’ll be damned,” she said, “if the same politicians who refused to act are