AOC says Lewandowski hearing 'increases the case for impeachment' of Trump

Written by Foxnews | Source: Foxnews | September 17, 2019 10:56 PM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told Fox News Tuesday Corey Lewandowski's testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday "increases the case for impeachment" of President Trump.

The president's former campaign manager was the first witness to be called in the Democratic-led impeachment investigation and his nearly five hours of questioning was argumentative, fiery and combative on both sides.

“It is now clear the investigation was populated by many Trump haters who had their own agenda – to try and take down a duly elected president of the United States,” Lewandowski said in his opening statement. “As for actual collusion or conspiracy, there was none. What there has been, however, is harassment of this president from the day he won the election.”

Still, Democrats are not backing down in the hope of making good on their threat to impeach Trump. They claim he obstructed justice and that his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, the subject of a nearly two-year-long investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office that eventually ended in no conclusive charges against the president.

"We need to hold people in contempt," Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News before adding of Trump: "We need to hold him accountable."

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