Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stance against impeaching President Donald Trump Monday, saying she “happen[s] to disagree” with the Democratic leader before simply suggesting, “we’ll see.”
Pelosi made waves this week after admitting she’s not a fan of moving forward with impeaching the president, saying it would “divide the country.”
“I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi said in a March 6 interview for The Washington Post Magazine.
“This is news,” she added. “I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this, impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”
Pelosi’s comments break heavily with many members of her caucus, including Ocasio-Cortez and fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who famously promised that “we’re gonna impeach the motherf*cker” during a far-left political event back in January.
Apparently, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t think Pelosi’s comments actually rule out impeachment.
“I happen to disagree with that take,” the Democratic socialist told the Washington Examiner Monday. “But you know, she’s the speaker. … I think we’ll see.”
“I wouldn’t say she’s completely concrete,” she added. “She’s always demonstrated leadership that takes all kinds of factors into account. Should the Mueller report drop and we see something, I wouldn’t count anything out.”