Ocasio-Cortez defies Pelosi; Says impeachment ‘not off table’


Who is running the Democratic Party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? It appears to be the 29-year-old socialist.

During an interview with the Washington Post on Monday, Pelosi said she didn’t support impeaching President Donald Trump because he is “not worth it.”

Pelosi also argued that impeachment would be divisive and not something supported by the country, which is a correct argument.

But just hours after Pelosi’s comments, Ocasio-Cortez made it clear she has other ideas.

“Legally, I don’t think it’s something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that’s how she feels right now I respect that,” the New York socialist said.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to argue that there are a number of “unsettled variables,” which she did not detail or explain.

“Well, I think all of us have a responsibility to advocate our viewpoints, and so I wouldn’t say that the statements are designed to shut down conversations or to shut down the conversation over it,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“You know, this is how the Speaker feels, but the whole point of our democracy is that if we disagree we have a responsibility to air out our arguments as to why and take it into consideration,” she added.

Ocasio-Cortez again pushing for impeachment comes just days after she literally ran away when questioned about the recent bombshell allegations against her campaign.

While walking through Reagan National Airport on Tuesday, the New York lawmaker was questioned by reporters about her campaign being hit with a Federal Election Commission complaint for possibly illegally using PAC funds.

“Do you have any comment on the FEC violation filed against your office?” the reporter asked.

“There is no violation. There’s no violation,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

“Do you think that’s a sign of you taking dark money?” the reporter followed up.

“No,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

Last Monday, a conservative group filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, illegally concealed information showing that they moved funds through a Super PAC.

All of this came just one day after the New York socialist lawmaker took to Twitter to accuse Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents of “widespread reporting of rape.”


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