Ocasio-Cortez on Impeachment: ‘Every Minute’ Trump Is in Office ‘Represents a Clear and Present Danger’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is throwing her support behind efforts to impeach President Donald Trump suggesting the longer he is in office, the more dangerous he is.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday if she believes a vote to impeach the president would pass.

“I absolutely believe that impeachment should be scheduled for several reasons. One, of course, our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

She added, “Every minute and every hour that he is in office represents a clear and present danger, not just to the United States Congress but frankly to the country.”

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Ocasio-Cortez indicated if Trump was impeached it would bar him “from running for office ever again.”

“And in addition to that the potential ability to prevent pardoning himself from those charges that he was impeached for,” she continued.

Both Republicans and Democrats have supported the move to impeach Trump.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said during an interview on CBS on Friday he would “definitely” consider articles of impeachment, as IJR previously reported.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) expressed support for invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) became the first Republican to urge Trump to resign.

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage. I think he should leave,” she said during an interview with the Anchorage Daily News on Friday.

Murkowski added, “He said he’s not going to show up. He’s not going to appear at the inauguration. He hasn’t been focused on what is going on with COVID. He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, starting with the vice president.”

She accused Trump of only wanting to stay in office for the “title” and suggested he is not “capable of doing a good thing.”

Trump announced on Twitter on Friday he would be skipping Biden’s inauguration, as IJR previously reported.


  1. This is the same old pattern of the liberals organizing a concerted campaign to get Trump. They make these outlandish charges and repeat them over and over from different people in the sympathetic uncritical liberal media. It’s like the chorus of a canon, repeating the same thing over and over with different voices.

    Has AOC no self awareness of her own words and rhetoric? How many times did she openly call for seditious acts by her followers. How many times did she voice support for Antifa/BLM riots, she conveniently refers to as peaceful protests. If liberals had any self awareness of their extreme hypocrisy they would commit suicide.

    1. “How many times did she openly call for seditious acts by her followers.” Glen

      I don’t know, Glen, so how about you list them all and THEN we can have a meaningful conversation. Sound reasonable?

    2. Why don’t we come to some concession so we can have an adult debate okay Glen? Are you willing to confirm that trump has told many lies since he’s been president? I won’t make you commit to an actual number.

    3. Crickets Glen. Crickets. You need to actually support your views. Just because you can type on a keyboard does not mean WHAT you post has any value whatsoever. 😉

  2. If the House is going to “hold” the article(s) of impeachment until after the Cabinet is confirmed, then impeachment is not going to eliminate the “clear and present danger.” He will be gone by then. I agree with Sen. Toomey regarding Trump winning the nomination in 2024–unlikely.

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