Ocasio-Cortez: I would support Trump impeachment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that she would support impeachment for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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) SandersKamala Harris: Trump administration ‘targeting’ California for political purposes Harry Reid says he won’t make 2020 endorsement until after Nevada caucus Gillibrand to appear on Fox News Monday night 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 PelosiOn The Money: Senate Dems to introduce resolution blocking Trump emergency declaration | Banks made billion in extra profits thanks to GOP tax law | IRS analyst charged with leaking Cohen's financial records Coast Guard lieutenant accused of planning domestic terrorism denied bail Inviting Kim Jong Un to Washington 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.