Trump cites Ocasio-Cortez to defend himself against impeachment

President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE on Sunday cited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezPhiladelphia mayor: Trump would 'go to hell' if he had to go back to where he came from Republicans scramble to contain Trump fallout The four Republicans who voted to condemn Trump's tweets MORE (D-N.Y.), one of the many Democrats calling for impeachment hearings against Trump, to defend himself against impeachment. 

Trump quoted Ocasio-Cortez's earlier remarks, made on ABC's "This Week," that Democrats have "a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump."

"I agree, and that is the only reason they play the impeach card, which cannot be legally used!" Trump said.

In the same interview, the freshman representative said that with "every day that passes, the pressure to impeach grows, and I think that it's justifiable."

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"Ten counts of obstruction of justice, four with rock-solid evidence. We have violations of the Emoluments Clause. We need to at least open an inquiry so that we can look at what is going on, and that is what opening an impeachment inquiry means," she said. "Holding this president [to] account is holding all of government to account."