Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) acknowledged that President Joe Biden can “do more” in his efforts to urge voters to reelect him other than attacking former President Donald Trump and putting himself forward as a good alternative to him.

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Kristen Welker, she said that Biden should do better at advancing Democratic vision in 2024 by focusing on provision of free health care and college education for the American people rather than spending his campaign talking about who he is running against – Trump.

“You have said in the past that it’s not enough to Democrats to just talk about what they are running against. Do you think, in this very moment, President Biden is doing a good enough job explaining to voters why they should vote for him and not just against former President Trump?” Welker asked.

In response, the lawmaker said, “I think we can certainly do more to be advancing our vision. I believe we have a strong vision that we can run on.”

While she spoke about Biden’s promise to codify abortion protections if Democrats are able to achieve a majority in the House and Senate, she acknowledged that more can be done.

“I think we need to be talking more about health care. Of course, me, as a progressive, I want to see the age of Medicare drop, whether it’s to 50 as the president has discussed earlier or to zero, as is my preference. I believe we can do more. We can talk even more about the fact that public colleges and universities should be tuition-free or reduced,” she added.

During the same interview, Ocasio-Cortez stated that Biden is the strongest Democratic candidate to go against Trump.

Asked by Welker if she thought Biden is the strongest candidate the Democratic Party could bring forward she said, “Yes.. especially when you look at this field. We have Dean Philips and Marianne Williamson, President Biden, I think without question, among that field, he’s the strongest nominee.”

Ocasio-Cortez also said that Biden has not reached out to her for help in his bid for reelection. While she believes she is playing the role of “expanding the power” of the progressive movement in the 2024 presidential race, she said that the Biden campaign has not directly reached out to her.