The progressive lawmaker just watched Cassidy Hutchinson’s scathing testimony to a House panel investigating Donald Trump’s role in the Capitol rebellion, so keep that in mind.
Colbert coyly pointed out that by the time of the election, someone will be 35 years old — the minimum age for a presidential candidate. That prompted Ocasio-Cortez to playfully seek cover.
The “Late Show” host noted that Biden has repeatedly said he intends to run for re-election, but he asked Ocasio-Cortez if he would theoretically seek the position.
“Listen, I think we need to focus on keeping our democracy and making anyone president for years to come,” she replied. “My core focus right now is helping the people of this country.”
“So is it possible?” Colbert urged.
“I don’t know,” she said.
The lawmaker responded more explicitly to former White House aide Hutchinson’s testimony that her boss, chief of staff Mark Meadows and other senior Trump officials asked about their Jan. 6, 2021, interview. Circumstances pardoned a character in the siege event.
“There’s a conscious sense of guilt to understand and see the detail and depth in it,” Ocasio-Cortez told the host. “They knew they were doing it wrong.”
Oscarcio-Cortez also said the congressman who asked for the pardon should be fired “without question” and could be prosecuted.