Alexandria Ocasio Cortez stopped by The Late Show this week, speaking on a vast number of pressing issues in the recent political climate. One question Colbert couldn’t resist asking the Representative however, was if she is planning a run for president in 2024.
Colbert began, reminding Cortez she would be above the age limit come the day of voting.
“Is that job appealing to you at all?,” the late night host asked.
Cortez replied, “Listen. I think we need to focus on keeping a democracy for anybody to be president in the next couple of years. That’s my central focus – helping the people of this country right now”.
Stephen Colbert continued, asking if there was even a possibility of a run for The White House. She replied, laughing: “I don’t know about all that”.
The Congresswomen did not give a straight answer earlier this year on if she will back Biden in the next election, suggesting she will “take a look at it” closer to the time, when speaking to CNN.
“But right now, we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election.”
AOC: “The Supreme Court is actively delegitimising itself”
AOC was asked for comment on the recent controversy surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade on the Late Show this week.
“The Supreme Court is actively delegitimising itself,” she admitted on the CBS show. “The Supreme Court has engaged in the overreaching of it’s authority in denying the human and civil rights of any pregnant person or person that could become pregnant in the United States of America”.
“It is the responsibility of the President and Congress to put the Supreme Court in check.”
AOC’s comments were quickly met with waves of applause within the theatre.