New York Democrat and freshmen in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her lack of dedication to the cause of impeaching President Donald Trump during a recent CNN interview.
When she was asked if she was satisfied with Pelosi’s approach of waiting until there is irrefutable firm evidence, or in her words, an “ironclad” case, Ocasio-Cortez was clear that she is not satisfied with the way the push is going.
“I think that an impeachment inquiry is right on our doorstep,” the New York Democrat said, adding she is “concerned” about where the line to begin proceedings has been drawn.
“If now isn’t the time … what is the bar, what is the line that we’re waiting to be crossed for an impeachment inquiry, and so far it doesn’t seem like there is one,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And so without a clear boundary, it seems as though we’re kind of sitting on our hands,” she added. “So, if now isn’t the time, then I think a lot of folks would like to know, when is the time?”
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments came on the heels of Pelosi once again changing her position and is indicating that Democrats are “not even close” to backing an impeachment push against President Donald Trump.
Pelosi was being questioned at an event in Washington D.C. as to whether she would support the impeachment proceedings if more than half of her 235 Democratic members supported it.
“It’s not even close in our caucus,” Pelosi told the moderator, CNN’s Manu Raju according to The Hill.
“Why are we speculating on hypotheticals?” she asked. “What we’re doing is winning in court. We won a victory getting the documents from the Justice Department today for fear of further going to court.”
“There is nothing as divisive in our country, in my view, than impeachment,” Pelosi said Tuesday.