Joe Biden has tapped Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be the chairperson of his climate change task force.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden chose far-left congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) to lead “unity task forces” to craft the party’s general election platform.
Biden announced the appointments Wednesday alongside former rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who dropped out of the race in April and endorsed Biden. The two campaigns worked together to create joint task forces dealing with the party’s stances on six issues: climate change, immigration, health care, education, criminal justice, and the economy.
Ocasio-Cortez will chair the climate change task force along with former secretary of state John Kerry, who was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004. Jayapal, also a staunch progressive, will run the health care task force.
“Building upon the work of the Democratic campaigns to date, the ultimate goal of the Unity Task Forces is to develop the most successful possible agenda for Democrats in 2020,” the Biden campaign said in a statement.
Ocasio-Cortez has been critical of Biden and his ability to turn out voters in the past.