Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says any of her Republican colleagues in Congress who sought pardons over Jan. 6 “should be expelled” from the House.
Reps. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Andy Biggs (Ariz.) and Scott Perry (Pa.) were named in the testimony as having sought pardons.
“I will say, bare minimum, those who specifically thought pardons for themselves should be expelled from the United States House of Representatives, beyond a shadow of a doubt,” Ocasio-Cortez said to applause.
Before the Jan. 6 committee testimony about pardons came to light, Ocasio-Cortez had previously called for any member of Congress “who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s Capitol” to be expelled.
Ocasio-Cortez slammed some lawmakers who she accused of bringing in “insurrectionists to essentially case the joint before coming in” on Jan. 6.
“There was a feeling and a great sense that there were people on the inside,” she told Colbert.
Ocasio-Cortez, who will turn 35 just weeks before the next presidential election, also batted away talk of a 2024 White House bid. »