“Your opposition is going to use every point of leverage possible and you have to stay in your seats for procedural votes,” Ocasio-Cortez explained to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
“You really, in consequential hearings, it is ‘Hearing 101’ that all members have to be in their seats to prepare for any affront from the opposition,” she added.
To Hayes, she said: “At this point, we should be investigating the investigation for the ethical conduct that is happening on the Republican side of the aisle.”
“I think frankly the GOP knew this is cooked and done from the beginning,” she continued, noting how Republicans’ own expert witnesses admitted there was not enough evidence to impeach the president, who is accused of corruption during his time as vice president.
“I’m not sure why they decided to embarrass themselves today,” she added. “I don’t know what was quite going through their minds.”
Watch the interview here: