Ocasio-Cortez: I would support Trump impeachment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that she would support impeachment for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE if she wins in November.

The 28-year-old democratic socialist, fresh off a shocking primary upset over 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D) in New York’s 14th District, made the comments in an interview on CNN.

“I would support impeachment,” the first-time candidate and former Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce effort to help 7 Dem House challengers Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states MORE campaign organizer said. “I think that, you know, we have the grounds to do it.”

“Ultimately, what we need to focus on is ensuring that when people break the law … that we have to hold everyone accountable and that no person is above that law,” she added.


Ocasio-Cortez ran on a progressive platform that included calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Crowley, a top Democrat who has not seen a primary challenger in more than a decade, was seen as a potential successor to Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDemocrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her Sinema, Fitzpatrick call for long-term extension of Violence Against Women Act Internal RNC poll shows Pelosi is more popular than Trump: report MORE (D-Calif.) for Speaker, should Democrats take back the House.

Talk of impeachment has been sparse among House Democrats. A few liberal lawmakers have offered articles of impeachment, but Pelosi and other top Democrats have spoken out against impeachment efforts.

Pelosi has repeatedly argued that Democratic efforts to impeach Trump would be beneficial to Republicans in November.