Published reports suggest Biden is seeking "middle ground" on climate.
At least four candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are vying to win the endorsement of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Politico is reporting. "Nothing middle of the road".
"We can not accept anything less than a path to save ourselves, which this is", she said.
At a rally for the Green New Deal attended by about 1,500 activists at Howard University, speaker after speaker criticized Biden's reported position, which Reuters attributed to a campaign adviser last week.
As the segment wrapped, the "one lucky guy" Juan Williams defended the freshman Democratic Rep, saying "On AOC very quickly the idea that we are all talking about the Green New Deal, environmental policy...that's her doing".
As the co-author of the radical Green New Deal and someone who believes the world will end in 12 years, she has no patience for old timers like Biden who want more moderate solutions.
Biden's campaign has since pushed back against the report, and he has promised a major speech later this month outlining his environmental priorities.
Really no way to see that comment other than a dig at Ocasio-Cortez.
The New York Democrat noted that numerous Green New Deal's critics were in office decades ago and held on to their seats as carbon emissions skyrocketed and NASA scientists began warning that the climate was changing as a result.
"We do need to finish this green revolution in a way that is rational, that we can do it, afford it and get it done now", he said Monday in Hampton, New Hampshire.
The Green New Deal calls for virtual elimination by 2030 of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming and meeting 100 percent of USA power demand through renewable and zero-emission energy sources, including nuclear power. They call it more evidence of the creep of "socialism" in the Democratic Party, along with "Medicare for All" and a sweeping elections reform package that would allow public financing of congressional campaigns.
Is 100% clean and renewable energy too much? The plan has the support of 72 percent of Democratic according to a Morning Consult poll released in February. Bernie Sanders, support the Green New Deal resolution.
The vote carried its own political risk for Republicans by appearing to mock climate change, an issue that a growing number of Americans care deeply about.
The Sunrise Movement's nationwide tour is over, but the group says it is continuing to push for the Green New Deal through the work of local chapters all over the country.