AOC, Other Progressive Freshmen Join Oversight Cmte., Can Investigate Trump

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates her victory La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress.  (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates her victory at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became t... NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates her victory at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. With her win against Republican Anthony Pappas, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 23, 2019 7:26 a.m.

A crop of popular liberal freshmen—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—and returner Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) have been appointed to the House Oversight Committee, vested with the power to investigate President Donald Trump.

Committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) approved the new members, according to a Tuesday Politico report.

“I am excited — there were a lot of people that wanted to come on our committee,” he told Politico.

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