Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that “the ground has shifted” referring to the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump, The Hill reported.
The New York congresswoman said that the new claims that the President was demanding Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son are “incredibly serious and urgent.”
“I think the ground has shifted,” Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday on CNN.
In the interview with CNN host Chris Cuomo, Ocasio-Cortez said that these new claims are more serious than previous claims of Trump’s misconduct, partly because “this is about something that is going to happen.”
“We have the opportunity to act now to prevent a profoundly destabilizing action,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez claims it is important to carry on investigation other violations too.
The freshman representative has been in favor of an impeachment inquiry; however, some of her more moderate colleagues joined in the call this week amid a whistleblower complaint and allegations that Trump asked a foreign nation for dirt on a political opponent. The complaint has been confirmed to be about Trump’s communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially announced the launch of an impeachment inquiry into Trump on Tuesday.
Ocasio-Cortez told Cuomo she doesn’t believe in making decisions “based on polling,” though both she and Cuomo noted the polls about public opinion on impeachment had been conducted before the new allegations emerged.
Trump is accused of asking Zelensky to investigate Biden, a 2020 front-runner, and Biden’s son. The White House released a partial transcript of the call between the presidents that shows Trump asking Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden.
Members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees viewed the confidential report Wednesday. Democrats said it was troubling and credible, and many issued a call for the report to be immediately declassified and released to the public.