In a wild interview with Boston Public Radio, freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) lambasted President Donald Trump and called for his immediate impeachment from office–while also ripping the president over the crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico and attacking federal law enforcement agencies.
Pressley said too that she views President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency in order to build the border wall as a “fake emergency,” and that she and her colleagues in Congress would do everything they can to stop him.
Pressley, who voted against the spending bill last week that kept government open through the rest of the fiscal year and served as the predicate for Trump’s national emergency declaration, said she did so because she views Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as “rogue” federal law enforcement agencies, echoing a line first popularized by her fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that they want to “abolish ICE.”
She also, per Boston Public Radio, compared the new freshman class to the “Watergate babies” who were elected in the immediate aftermath of the Watergate scandal that took down President Richard Nixon:
But Pressley coming forward with a strong push for impeachment of Trump in this Boston Public Radio interview, and strongly backing the rhetoric of the hard socialist left that ICE and CBP are somehow “rogue” agencies because they enforce federal immigration laws, as well as her backing up the Green New Deal, put her now in the headlines with her fellow new radical Democrats.