Ocasio-Cortez: Progressive frustration with Pelosi ‘quite real’

Jun 16, 2019 | Th Hill

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
 (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that frustration among progressive members of the Democratic caucus with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over her refusal to open impeachment proceedings against President Trump is “quite real.” Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Ocasio-Cortez said pressure to impeach Trump is growing each day as new evidence emerges and was bolstered by Trump’s comments last week that he would listen if a foreign government offered damaging information on an opponent.  

“I think for me this question should not be about polls, it should not be about elections. I think that impeachment is incredibly serious and this is about the presence and evidence that the president may have committed a crime, in this case more than one,” she said. “And so I believe that our decision on impeachment should be based in our constitutional responsibilities and duties and not in elections or polling.”