AOC Says Progressive Dems’ Frustration With Pelosi On Impeachment Is ‘Quite Real’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Sunday that fellow progressive Democrats’ dissatisfaction with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) refusal to start an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is “quite real.”

During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” White House correspondent Jonathan Karl asked the congresswoman about the frustration progressive Democrats like herself feel about Pelosi’s reluctance on impeachment.

“I think it’s quite real,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. “I believe there is a very real animus and desire to make sure that we are holding this President to account.”

The New York Democrat argued that the question of impeachment shouldn’t rely on polls or elections, the two concerns that are currently holding Pelosi back.

“This is about the presence and evidence that the President may have committed a crime, in this case more than one,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so I believe that our decision on impeachment should be based in our constitutional responsibilities and duties and not in elections or polling.”

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  1. We should definitely follow what the polls say. After all, all the polls had Hillary ahead and she’s been a great president so far.

    It’s a mystery to me why Pelosi is regarded as some sort of political genius. She was part of the brain trust that lost our country to Donald f’in Trump, mendacious idiot. Democratic gains in 2016 were due to voter anger about trump, not some genius plan on Pelosi’s part.

    I firmly believe impeachment will be a gain for the Democrats, and that Pelosi is timid and defensive. But whether it’s a gain or not, it is absolutely the right thing to do.

  2. Pelosi is right. Every day the GOP doesn’t have a hate item to focus on they unravel. Only the truly idiotic and the zealots will be left on the Right. Back to the caves for them.

    Never interrupt an enemy when they’re making a mistake. Trump stands to crash so hard in 2020 his buildings will feel it.

    Or better yet, the GOP vote-cheat machine reveals itself in all its glory. NC was neither the start nor the end.

    Drive these people from the country. They are not Americans, they are religious traitors hell-bent on delivering holy war and the end of the world.

  3. “And so I believe that our decision on impeachment should be based in our constitutional responsibilities and duties and not in elections or polling.”


  4. Avatar for henk henk says:

    “… I believe that our decision on impeachment should be based in our
    constitutional responsibilities and duties and not in elections or

    Obviously she has no idea how Government works.

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