Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., said Congressional Republicans were supporting President Trump because they were in a "hostage situation" – "no question."
Addressing Rolling Stone in an interview published Wednesday, the freshman representative said the Republicans were no longer "in the realm of politics" and continued to support Trump, which she said , is "an unacceptable position".
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"There are a lot of Republicans who know what to do – not just about impeachment, but a wide range of issues – and they refuse to speak," Ocasio-Cortez said.
The members of Congress who vote with the president, she argued, although saying that they do not share her point of view, must be held responsible.
"The problem is, if they vote the same way, what does it do? I do not care what's in your heart if you vote the same way." Someone thinks that their intentions will save them, but that the decisions you make are important, "she told reporters.
"I'm tired of people saying," I'm going to vote the same way as bigots, but I do not share the ideology of the bigots. "Well, you share the action and the bigots program, we have to hold him accountable. "
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Ocasio-Cortez, one of the youngest women elected to Congress, said she would vote without question to dismiss the president.
"I do not even know why it's controversial – I mean, OK, it's not that I do not know why it's controversial," she said. "I understand that some people come from very difficult areas where their constituents are torn apart, but for me and my community in the Bronx and Queens it's easy."