representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-CortezSenate Dems seeks to turn the tide against the GOP in the fight against climate change Ocasio-Cortez meets Ivanka Trump: "I've actually worked for tips and hourly wages" Overnight Energy: McConnell is considering a vote Green New Deal before the August holidays | An EPA official toasted on the run numbers | Green group challenges Trump on Utah PLUS pipelines (D-N.Y.) Indicates in a new interview that there is a "hostage situation" within the Republican Party.
The self-proclaimed first-year legislator and socialist democratic told Rolling Stone that "many Republicans" knew that they would have to rule against President Trump Donald John TrumpREAD: Cohen's testimony alleges that Trump knew that Stone had spoken to WikiLeaks about DNC emails. Trump urges North Korea to denuclearization before the summit.but not.
"In the Republican Party, there is a hostage," she told the magazine. "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 has called this position "unacceptable" not to stand up to President GOP.
"We are no longer in the field of politics," she said. "These are not politics, they are social issues, they are issues of equal treatment, they are issues of civil rights."
She also said that she would vote in favor of Trump's dismissal "without a doubt," while acknowledging that some legislators "came from very difficult areas where their constituents are torn apart" by their support for the president, which makes difficult the simple commitment to vote for the dismissal.
She rejected the argument that some legislators have different intentions "behind closed doors" despite the vote with Trump.
"If they vote the same way, what does it do?" She said. "I do not care what's in your heart if your vote is the same as a racist's.
"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 agenda of bigots We must hold this account accountable.