Ocasio-Cortez: House Progressives' Frustration with Pelosi Regarding Impeachment is 'Quite Real'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took her impeachment crusade to ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, where she not only complained about President Trump, but continued her public verbal flogging of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Last week, the Mouth That Never Closes hit CNN to express her misgivings about Pelosi regarding impeachment.
In her first Sunday show appearance since taking office, AOC continued airing out the Democrats' dirty family laundry:
Karl asked Ocasio-Cortez how Pelosi's resistance to impeach is going over with progressives.
"I think (the frustration is) quite real. I believe that there is a very real animus and desire to make sure that we are -- that -- that we are holding this president to account," she said. "Holding this president (to) account is holding all of government to account."
It sometimes seems that every syllable uttered by AOC is given blanket press coverage. While Nancy Pelosi may actually be the most powerful Democrat in office, the press treats the painfully inane Ocasio-Cortez as if she is, rather than Grandma Nan.
The optics have been awful for Pelosi. She ruled her caucus with an iron fist in her first stint as Speaker. Now she's being run over in the press by a freshman (Freshwoman? Freshperson? Freshidiot?) who isn't afraid to be publicly disrespectful.
It's been said by many -- me included -- that prolonged impeachment proceedings will do nothing but help President Trump. AOC was asked about that as well:
"Don't you risk handing him a political victory here?" Karl pressed.
Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress has to do its job. "If we're talking about what's going to be a victory for Trump and what's not going to be a victory for Trump then we are politicizing and we are tainting this process, which, again, should be removed from politics."
A good portion of the electorate sees this impeachment lust that the Democrats have as nothing but a highly politicized witch hunt, largely because that is what it is. AOC can pretend all she wants that the House Dems have some sort of virtuous apolitical calling to go down this road but there aren't going to be many people who buy that line of reasoning.
Here is the video of the full interview: