Axelrod: Anti-Establishment Left Versus More Traditional Politicians 'a Fundamental Fissure in the Democratic Party'

CNN senior political commentator and former Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday reacted to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) going after former Vice President Joe Biden over climate policy.

According to Axelrod, the far left, anti-establishment taking on the traditional centrists  “is a fundamental fissure in the Democratic Party.”

“[T]his is a fundamental fissure in the Democratic Party and Biden is squarely on one side of the line, Sanders squarely on the other,” he outlined on “New Day.”

Axelrod went on to predict the battle between the two sides of the Democratic Party could look much like it did in 2016 when Hillary Clinton and Sanders faced off for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“It’s a debate we saw unfold in the 2016 race. It is likely to unfold again in 2020 and [Ocasio-Cortez] will be someone everybody is watching because she is sort of captured the imagination of the media as a spokesperson for that point of view,” he explained.

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