Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claps Back At Donald Trump Over Impeachment Inquiry Comments: 'I'll Call Your Bluff Any Day Of The Week'

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was quick to reply to a tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday, telling the president she would call his bluff after Trump used comments Ocasio-Cortez made to mock Democrats regarding reasons some in the party have called for his impeachment.

"Mr. President, you're from Queens. You may fool the rest of the country, but I'll call your bluff any day of the week. Opening an impeachment inquiry is exactly what we must do when the President obstructs justice, advises witnesses to ignore legal subpoenas, & more. Bye," the self-declared Democratic Socialist said after retweeting Trump.
Trump had previously tweeted comments Ocasio-Cortez gave during a Sunday morning interview on ABC News' This Week. In the interview, the New York congresswoman said she felt Democrats ran the risk of losing the 2020 presidential election to Trump if the Democratic party did not nominate someone willing to change the political landscape.
"I think that we have a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump if we do not have a presidential candidate that is fighting for true transformational change in the lives of working people in the United States," Ocasio-Cortez said, adding that she is concerned that electing a president with "half measure" policies such as calling for working wages but being against a $15 minimum wage, would be detrimental and earn Trump a second term in office.
In his tweet Sunday, Trump quoted part of Ocasio-Cortez's comments, adding that fear of losing the 2020 election is the reason why Democrats are pushing to impeach him from office.
"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 'I think we have a very real risk of losing the Presidency to Donald Trump.' I agree, and that is the only reason they play the impeach card, which cannot be legally used!," the president said.
Speaking on This Week, Ocasio-Cortez said she wants the Democratic Party to pick a presidential candidate that will "fight for the well-being of working-class Americans and all Americans," later adding that she feels policies from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) accomplish those goals.
"I think we need to pick a candidate that is going to be exciting to vote for, that all people: women, people of all genders, races, income levels, geographies feel excited and good about voting for," the congresswoman added.
To begin the 18-minute interview, Ocasio-Cortez was also asked on her stance towards impeaching Trump, despite Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi remaining hesitant about the move, drawing criticism from some progressive Democrats.
"Every day that passes, the pressure to impeach grows, and I think that it's justifiable," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I think that with the president now saying that he is willing to break the law to win reelection, that - that goes - that transcends partisanship. It transcends party lines, and this is now about the rule of law in the United States of America."
When ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jon Karl asked about Pelosi's standing among progressives in the Democratic Party, Ocasio-Cortez answered about her personal beliefs, saying that the question of impeachment should not be about polls or elections - a possible referral to fears that if Congress were to begin impeachment proceedings then Democrats would be unable to put a president in the White House and/or take the Senate in 2020.
"Well, you know, I think for me this question has — should not be about polls, it should not be about elections. I think that impeachment is incredibly serious, and this is about the presence and evidence that the president may have committed a crime, in this case more than one," Ocasio-Cortez said. "And so I believe that our decision on impeachment should be based in our constitutional responsibilities and duties, and not in elections or polling."
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform June 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a meeting on “a resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find the Attorney General and the Secretary of Commerce in contempt of Congress.” Getty/Alex Wong
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