During an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) slammed her Republican colleagues for “beclowning themselves” on national TV on Friday.
Host Chris Hayes noted that “midway through today’s impeachment inquiry, the president was accused of witness tampering,” for attacking the witness in the middle of her testimony, adding that he was “not surprised the president did that.”
“No, not surprising at all,” Ocasio-Cortez replied, to laughter from the audience.
“I’m sure and it certainly seemed my Republican colleagues were scrambling after he sent out those tweets, trying to provide some kind of cover. I mean, it’s — they’re really beclowning themselves at this point trying to find a way to somehow preserve their careers and futures while protecting this president — and they can’t do both and they’re going with the latter.”
Watch the entire interview below.