Political Wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Trump Impeachment on CNN

The political world is still processing the stunning election results from the Democratic Primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District — where 28-year-old wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley. And if, as is now expected, Ocasio-Cortez prevails in the general election and voted to Congress, she’s likely to make some waves with her platform. The Congressional nominee discussed one part of that platform on CNN Wednesday — her support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Speaking with Poppy Harlow, Ocasio-Cortez said that she believes the president’s business conflicts justify his expulsion.

“I would support impeachment,” she said. “I think that we have the grounds to do it.”

Ocasio-Cortez tried to pivot, but later in the interview, Harlow followed up and pressed the Congressional nominee for her specific reasons why she believes Trump should be impeached.

“I think that there are serious grounds in violations of the emoluments clause from day one,” she said. “I think that is, first and foremost, one of the basic elements and violations. And then, once again, it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen over the next few months. There are one or more investigations happening. But I think from day one we have had violations of the emoluments clause with the presidency.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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