New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez joined fellow lawmakers from the state senate at a town hall in the Bronx to talk to constituents about a “universal rent control” legislation they want Albany to pass but Ocasio-Cortez took time to bring up impeachment as well.
Referencing a leaked story that came out over the debate in Albany related to housing, Ocasio-Cortez told attendees leaked stories happen in Washington all the time.
“I’m obviously not in the state Senate and I’m not in those rooms that Senator Bailey and Senator Biaggi are in. But I do know that this is a tactic that’s often used in DC where someone will leak a story to demoralize the organizers and the base,” she said.
“And that happens very often where a story will get leaked and they’ll say, ‘Oh they don’t support reforming the rent laws. Oh, the support for it is weak. Oh the support for impeachment is weak.'”
The New York Democrat made this comment one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her own constituents in San Francisco that the press makes too much of a big deal of the 38 Democrats who openly support impeaching President Trump.
“So there are some and the press makes more of a fuss about the 38 than the 200 who are — over half of the Congress, over half of the Democrats in the House sit on one of these six committees. They’re all on a path of finding more information,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi’s own comments came out after former Special Counsel Robert Mueller made remarks before the press at the Justice Department but did not take questions. Mueller confirmed his own 448-page report and resigned from the DOJ. He added he had no plans to testify before Congress.