Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she supports impeaching Trump: ‘You could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable’

The freshman congresswoman has previously been non-committal regarding an effort to investigate the president for impeachable offences

Clark Mindock
New York
Monday 15 April 2019 18:01 BST
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says there are “so many” reasons to impeach Donald Trump, and that she supports the idea of doing so.

“I think you could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable of this president. I support impeaching this president,” the freshman congresswoman said on Sunday in an interview with Yahoo News.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez continued to say that she is likely going to sign on to a resolution introduced by Representative Rashida Tlaib calling for an investigation into whether the president had committed an impeachable offence.

She had previously been non-committal on the issue.

“We hadn’t signed on when it was first introduced, but we probably will,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said. “Well take a look into it.”

Ms Ocasio-Cortez has recognised previously that impeaching the president is unlikely, since the measure would almost surely be knocked down by Republicans who control the Senate.

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But Ms Ocasio-Cortez has not hid her contempt for Mr Trump, either, and has frequently been the target of his allies’ derision on Twitter and on Fox News.

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