Trump cites Ocasio-Cortez to defend himself against impeachment

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE on Sunday cited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline McCarthy says there will be a peaceful transition if Biden wins Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID-19 aid 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."


"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."