Ocasio-Cortez calls out Democrats for refusing to impeach Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire Ocasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) called out Democrats late Saturday for what she called their "refusal” to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE.

“At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior - it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it,” she tweeted. 

The freshman Democrat’s comments came after Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash MORE (Mass.), a Democratic presidential candidate, made similar comments Friday evening, tweeting that “Congress had a duty to begin impeachment” against Trump after former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE’s Russia report and that Congress “is complicit” by having not already done so.

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"After the Mueller report, Congress had a duty to begin impeachment," Warren tweeted. "By failing to act, Congress is complicit in Trump's latest attempt to solicit foreign interference to aid him in US elections. Do your constitutional duty and impeach the president."

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump Democrats open door to repealing ObamaCare tax in spending talks Sunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday's House Judiciary hearing MORE (D-Calif.) has declined to support calls for impeachment proceedings against the president, who last week came under increased scrutiny over a whistleblower complaint said to focus on a conversation between Trump and another world leader during a phone call. Trump reportedly pressured Ukraine's president to open an investigation into Democratic presidential front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Trump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr MORE during that call.

The intelligence community's inspector general declined last week to share details of the whistleblower's complaint during a closed-door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee. 

A number of people are putting pressure on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, including George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayOvernight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 White House adopts confident tone after Pelosi signals go on impeachment Conway: Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping issue MORE

George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway calls out Melania Trump after she criticizes impeachment witness: 'You're amplifying what was a nothingburger reference' George Conway quote-tweets Kellyanne Conway on Trump, Biden, Ukraine George Conway argues impeachment effort doesn't need a 'smoking gun' MORE, an outspoken critic of Trump, ripped the president over the recent allegation detailing the whistleblower complaint in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Friday.

“Trump has already done more than enough to warrant impeachment and removal,” Conway wrote Friday. “The current whistleblowing allegations, however, are even worse.”

He went on to call on Congress to take action in response to the allegations in the op-ed, writing that “constitutional procrastination has probably emboldened Trump” but that is it time for lawmakers to remove the “cancer on the presidency … before it’s too late.”