Constituent at AOC town hall claims there’s a British coup to unseat Trump

The New York Democrat stopped her, insisting that the person she interrupted be able to ask his question

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right, and a constituent, left, disagree on impeachment during Thursday night’s town hall meeting in Queens, New York. (Screenshots of C-SPAN footage)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right, and a constituent, left, disagree on impeachment during Thursday night’s town hall meeting in Queens, New York. (Screenshots of C-SPAN footage)
Posted October 4, 2019 at 2:14pm

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was confronted by a constituent Thursday night on her support for pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The exchange occurred about 75 minutes into the town hall meeting, when a woman cut off another constituent, stood up and announced she was worried her question would not be heard. She claimed “there was no quid pro quo” involved in a July phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president, and said she believed there is an “ongoing” British coup to unseat Trump.

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The New York Democrat stopped her, insisting that the person she interrupted should be able to ask his question.

Returning to the impeachment question later during the town hall, Ocasio-Cortez told the crowd gathered in the Queens neighborhood of Corona that they should “read the transcript and come to [their] own conclusion.”

Ocasio-Cortez ended her response by saying that she has “heard loud and clear, from the majority of [her] constituents, where [they] stand on this issue” and her job is to “follow that in good and full faith.”