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Ocasio-Cortez: ‘We have to move forward’ with impeachment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is amplifying her calls for the House begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

{mosads}While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other congressional leaders have tried to tamp down impeachment talk, Ocasio-Cortez and other voices on the left have been growing impatient as the White House increasingly rejects congressional oversight efforts.

“We have to move forward,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN on Tuesday. “I trust the Speaker’s taking a measured approach to ensure that we’re moving everyone forward.” 

“Being a Speaker is hard, and holding this party together is a difficult task,” she added, “but I think we have to move forward.”

The House is currently conducting multiple investigations into Trump in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference, but the president is increasingly ignoring subpoenas and telling officials not to testify.

Former White House counsel Don McGahn on Tuesday defied a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee after being advised to do so by the administration, prompting Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to accuse Trump of witness intimidation.

“Our subpoenas are not optional,” Nadler said Tuesday. “Mr. McGahn has a legal obligation to be here for his scheduled appearance. If he does not immediately correct his mistake, this committee will have no choice but to enforce the subpoena against him.”

Tags Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Congress Donald Trump Impeachment Jerrold Nadler Nancy Pelosi Robert Mueller

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