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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has spiked after just months in Congress, with most of the public viewing her negatively rather than favorably, a new poll shows.

The New York Democrat shot to fame amid the party’s lurch to the left and embracement of socialist policies such as the Green New Deal, yet the more people learned about the 29-year-old freshman congresswoman, the more they were turned off by her.

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A Gallup poll released Friday shows that Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has risen by 15 points since last September, when she had yet to win the general election, increasing from 26 percent to 41 percent of the American adults polled.

She has also managed to increase her favorability rating, but only by 7 points. About 31 percent of surveyed people view her favorably, compared to 24 percent in September.

Since September, Ocasio-Cortez became more widely recognized across the country, with half of the respondents saying they have never heard of her before. Now only a fifth of surveyed people says they aren’t familiar with the self-described Democratic socialist.

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The poll notes that Ocasio-Cortez’s name recognition is growing compared to that of other politicians at the same point in their careers in Congress. More surveyed people know the New York Democrat than they knew Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz as freshmen.

Overall, the results suggest that Ocasio-Cortez may be a polarizing figure. Most of her support is galvanized around younger, more diverse Democrat-leaning groups, while most of her opposition is composed of Republicans and more conservative Democrat-leaning groups.

Nearly three-quarters of Republican respondents say they view her negatively, with only 5 percent having a positive view. Among the Democrats, 56 percent of respondents had a favorable view of Ocasio-Cortez, compared to only 15 percent of the Democrats polled who don’t support her.

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She’s also favored by adults 18 to 34, people of color and women. Yet she’s facing a favorability deficit among men (-24), whites (-24), and adults 55 or older (-22).

Among self-described independents, she has a negative net rating of 5 percent.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media Friday to show her followers how she dealt with what she deemed a “boring” hearing.

The New York Democrat posted a video on Instagram showing she and Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., doing push-ups during a recess the day before.

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“I admit, sometimes hearings get a little boring,” she wrote in her post. “We had a recess and I needed to get my head back in the game, so Rep. @jimmygomezca and I did some pushups to get the blood pumping.”

Ocasio-Cortez, wearing heels and a suit, can be seen going push-up for push-up with Gomez until the pair completed five repetitions.

Someone can be heard saying, “Alright, back to work” as Ocasio-Cortez stands up.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is also seen in the video cheering Ocasio-Cortez on.

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“Don’t judge me, I def fell off the workout wagon and am trying to get back on again.” she added to her post.

It was not clear what specific hearing Ocasio-Cortez was taking an exercise break from.

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Mark Cuban has brushed off Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez’s recent claims about being able to wipe out student debt.

The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks was responding to the Democratic representative’s suggestion that wiping out all student loan debts in the country would be cheaper than President Trump’s tax cuts.

“Cost of the GOP Tax Scam for the rich: $1.8-2.3 Trillion. Cost of forgiving all student loans in America: $1.5 Trillion. Clearly where there’s a will, there’s a way.

“When people say that there isn’t “enough” to do these things, what they mean is they don’t *want* to do them,” the Democratic star tweeted on Wednesday night.

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Cuban cried foul on the claim Thursday, saying Ocasio-Cortez hadn’t taken into account one key factor.

“Unfortunately, if you just forgive loans without resolving why tuition is high in the first place, you have given schools carte blanche to raise tuition. Why wouldn’t they raise tuition if future loans will be forgiven too?” he tweeted.

“The better solution is to offer means-tested student loan repayments across the board and cap future loans per family, eliminating the easy money that leads to tuition increases.”

Ocasio-Cortez has backed tuition-free public college and the cancellation of all student loan debt.

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Cuban’s comments came after he refused earlier this month to rule out entering the 2020 presidential race.

“I’m not ruling it out,” Cuban told Fox News via email. “But the tea leaves would have to align perfectly.”

The comments came after the “Shark Tank” star spoke to the New York Daily News following the Mavs game against the Brooklyn Nets.

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When asked if he was going to get off the bench and enter the political game, Cuban said: “I haven’t decided anything yet. We’ll see what happens. It all comes down to how things play out.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty with what’s going on with the Mueller report, there’s a lot of things that have to be figured out before we know how 2020 is going to play out.”

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed those expressing thoughts and prayers for the victims of Friday’s mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Reacting to remarks made by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter and invoked other mass shootings that took place in houses of worship.

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“At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs,’” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

The congresswoman was referencing the 2015 Charleston shooting at the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church that left nine dead, the 2017 Sutherland Springs shooting at the First Baptist Church that left 27 dead, and the 2018 Pittsburgh shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue that left 11 dead.

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“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” she asked.

That sparked plenty of backlash on social media.

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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after he filed for a procedural vote on her Green New Deal on Thursday – something many Democrats are labeling a political stunt.

Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News she’s prepared to put the resolution to the real test and not bother with McConnell’s systematic obstacle.

“I look forward to us having a real vote and not just a procedural vote,” she said. “He doesn’t seem to be interested in improving our democracy. He seems more interested in running procedural votes.”

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McConnell scheduled the vote on Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution for March 25, when the chamber returns from a one-week recess.

The bill has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate.

The plan, which would overhaul the nation’s economy and energy strategy and has been estimated to cost trillions of dollars, has moved rapidly from fringe circles to mainstream discussion, and has been endorsed by many Dems running for president, including newly announced candidate Beto O’Rourke, the onetime congressman from Texas.

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While she said it’s “too early” to pick a candidate to back for the 2020 election, Ocasio-Cortez said backing the Green New Deal would be a smart move for any nominee.

“It’s a winning issue. We’re talking about 67 percent of Iowa voters in the caucus support the Green New Deal and now 91 percent would prefer a candidate that’s talking about it,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday.

She also addressed a recent letter sent to her and Senate co-sponsor Ed Markey, D-Mass., from the AFL-CIO over concerns that the proposed economic and energy reforms could cause “immediate harm” to millions of union employees.

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“Well, if I recall correctly, the head of the  AFL-CIO … did not sign that letter and so I don’t know if it’s an official position, but what I do know is that the Green New Deal is all about mass investment in infrastructure and jobs; particularly we’re talking about steelworkers, electrical workers,” Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News.

“I mean there’s so much work to do in transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy and we have to do that work with union labor.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Elizabeth Warren has come to the defense of capitalism … sort of.

Sen. Warren, D-Mass., agreed that capitalism historically has been a “force for good” during an interview Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The 2020 presidential candidate also referred to herself as a capitalist “down to [her] bones,” before saying regulations must be in place to make the system run smoothly.

“I believe in markets, I see the benefits that markets can produce,” she said. “When there’s a cop on the beat, those markets start to work again."

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"Banks, in that case, are forced to develop their profit models, not on cheating people, but on actually offering a better product.”

Warren added: “I think it also, when it doesn’t work, it’s been a force for bad, but that’s been true of every form of government that we can identify. We’ve gotten it right sometimes, and we’ve gotten it wrong sometimes. When you let markets work with rules and with people on the beat to enforce those rules, we can produce a lot of wealth in this country.”

The Massachusetts Democrat’s comments run counter to some remarks made by members of her party recently, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Speaking at the SXSW conference last weekend, Ocasio-Cortez slammed capitalism as “irredeemable”.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., officially announced her 2020 presidential bid on Feb. 9.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., officially announced her 2020 presidential bid on Feb. 9. (AP)

“The most important thing is the concentration of capital and it means that we seek and prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else and we seek it at any human and environmental cost. That is what that means. To me that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed,” she said.

”What we are reckoning with are the consequences of putting profit above everything else in society.”

The recent rise and dominance of a hard-left faction in the Democratic Party has opened the door for conservatives to sound warnings that the party is lurching toward "socialism."

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President Trump, in a new interview, tore into Democrats for campaigning on what he called “seductive” socialist policies despite potentially dire consequences.

“You always have to be very careful, because socialism is easy to campaign on but tough to govern on, because the country goes down the tubes,” Trump told conservative website Breitbart.

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“But when you tell people free medical, free education, no more student loans—all of the different things that you say—it’s a great thing to campaign on, but then ten years later the country is down the tubes. It’s gone.”

The president then suggested the 2020 election could come down to a “referendum on socialism versus capitalism,” according to the website.

Trump’s remarks come shortly after Vice President Pence accused Democrats of openly advocating for socialism with policies such as "Medicare-for-all" and the Green New Deal — a system he said had “impoverished millions of people around the world.”

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month, Pence said: “Under the guise of Medicare-for-all and a Green New Deal, Democrats are embracing the same tired economic theories that have impoverished nations and stifled the liberties of millions over the past century.

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“That system is socialism.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Big Labor is not buying the Democrats’ Green New Deal, saying the proposed economic and energy reforms would cause “immediate harm” to millions of union employees and threaten their livelihoods.

The AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million union workers, outlined its opposition to the proposal in a recent letter to its leading sponsors: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

“We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy,”  the AFL-CIO Energy Committee told the congresswoman and the senator in a letter dated March 8.

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“We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered,” they wrote. “We are ready to discuss these issues in a responsible way, for we all recognize that doing nothing is not an option.”

"The Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions … We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered."

— AFL-CIO Energy Committee

The Green New Deal has earned the support of a number of Democratic 2020 presidential candidates. Its backers say the ambitious concept is designed to tackle income inequality and climate change by eliminating much of the fossil fuel consumption in the United States and would most likely require tax increases.

Ocasio-Cortez has described the deal as a “life and death” issue. She has not addressed the AFL-CIO letter.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said last week that unions were not consulted before the plan was released in February.

“Look, we need to address the environment. We need to do it quickly,” he said, the Washington Post reported. “But we need to do it in a way that doesn’t put these communities behind and leave segments of the economy behind. So we’ll be working to make sure that we do two things: that by fixing one thing we don’t create a problem somewhere else.”

Sen. John Barrasso, R- Wyo., tweeted a copy of the letter Monday, saying “I agree with the AFL-CIO.”

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Markey slammed the Republican Party’s record on climate change in response.

“We will continue to work and partner w @AFLCIO, who is right to say that “doing nothing is not an option,” he tweeted. "But until Republicans say that climate change is real, caused by humans, and demands action now, the only people they are in agreement with are Big Oil and the Koch brothers.”

The GOP is expected to bring the Green New Deal up for a vote this month, according to the Hill.

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A former adviser to President Ronald Reagan said Tuesday he was appalled and enraged over an insinuation by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., that the popular two-term president was racist. And, he added, Reagan would have felt pretty much the same way.

“I was appalled and I was angry, and Reagan would have been angry, too,” Mark Weinberg said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

Guest host Sandra Smith asked Weinberg why her comments had stirred up such a strong reaction.

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“Because it isn’t true, It couldn’t be more untrue. And it took a lot to get Reagan angry — but this charge is one that would have made him so,” Weinberg said.

While appearing at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas., freshman lawmaker Ocasio-Cortez spoke about Reagan and Reaganism, among other issues. She said he pitted the “white working class” against the “brown and black working class.”

“One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans … is Reaganism in the ’80s, when he started talking about welfare queens,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

"So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this, like, really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were ‘sucks’ on our country.”

Many conservatives criticized the New York congresswoman for her comments, while some progressives applauded them.

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Weinberg says Reagan was raised to look past color; he called Ocasio-Cortez’s comments “dishonest.”

“He was raised from being a little boy to treat people equally and not to look at people on the basis of color, and for anyone to suggest otherwise is wrong, is dishonest and is just not true,” Weinberg said about his former boss.

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum contributed to this report.

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Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Twitter bio declares her the “Unbossed Congresswoman” for Michigan’s 13th District.

While the moniker has roots in Shirley Chisholm’s successful campaign to become the first black congresswoman, nowadays it also could be seen as a blunt message to Democratic leadership: Nobody is bossing around the class of 2019.

And that’s a problem for party bosses.

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On everything from the Green New Deal to impeachment to criticism of Israel, a squad of first-year congresswomen are flexing their muscle and posing an implicit challenge to Democratic honchos like Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Their stridently liberal agenda – and power to steer the national conversation via social media and press attention – has fueled tensions inside the party tent that in turn are testing leadership’s control while stirring political concerns going into 2020.

“All of our problems are caused by three people,” one senior House Democrat lamented to Fox News.

That would be New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Tlaib – all freshmen, and all uniquely unencumbered by things like decorum or deference to party elders.

Ocasio-Cortez recently made waves by appearing to warn Democrats who vote with Republicans that they’re “putting themselves on a list” of possible primary targets (though she later denied she intended such a threat).

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Tlaib famously made headlines upon taking office by vowing they’d “impeach the motherf—er,” in reference to President Trump. Pelosi this week tried to rein in the impeachment chatter, taking a firm public stance against that route. Yet in the immediate aftermath of Tlaib’s vow, Pelosi downplayed the hubbub, saying she wouldn’t use that language but it’s nothing worse than Trump has said.

‘All of our problems are caused by three people.’ 

— Senior House Democrat to Fox News

Fast-forward to this month, and Pelosi faced another discipline problem – concerning Omar.

Fresh off a dispute that saw Pelosi and fellow Democratic leaders condemn the Minnesota congresswoman for suggesting American allies of Israel were financially motivated, Omar riled party leaders again after suggesting Israel supporters expect or seek “allegiance” to the Jewish state. The statement was widely condemned, including among senior Democrats, as echoing the age-old “dual loyalties” smear against Jewish politicians.

“I am saddened that Rep. Omar continues to mischaracterize support for Israel,” New York Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey tweeted at the time.

Leaders hastily prepared a resolution to push back on anti-Semitism. Yet after Pelosi faced a rebellion in the ranks amid concerns the measure would unfairly single out Omar, a Muslim, and increase security threats against her (she was recently the subject of an inflammatory poster at the West Virginia capitol falsely tying her to the 9/11 attacks), the resolution was overhauled.

The result was a broad rebuke of bigotry, including anti-Semitism as well as “anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities” perpetrated by white supremacists and others. The resolution condemned “dual loyalty” accusations, but did not mention Omar by name.

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Republicans claimed the end product was watered down.

“Clearly, Speaker Pelosi is afraid of some of the fringe elements on the socialist left, and that was on full display,” House GOP Whip Steve Scalise told Fox News.

The sequence of events only fed the narrative that party leaders are struggling to rein in freshman lawmakers who are pulling Democrats off message at a critical time, with the 2020 presidential campaign season getting underway.

A frustrated senior House Democratic aide told Fox News last week: "Here we are again, fighting with ourselves. I’ve spent another week dealing with this and not on policy."

The handling of the resolution exposed Democrats to barbed accusations from Republicans, with Trump calling them the “anti-Jewish party.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who is Jewish, fired back by noting Trump’s infamous 2017 comments blaming both sides for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville: "Mr. President, you have redefined chutzpah."

But the party is dealing with fallout on other fronts as well.

Ocasio-Cortez has led the charge on the Green New Deal, a sprawling plan that would aim to transition the country to renewable energy while instituting numerous government-heavy programs including guaranteed jobs. It has won endorsements from virtually all top-tier Democratic presidential candidates.

While far-reaching and controversial on its own, however, the resolution’s rollout was marred by FAQs from the congresswoman’s office which apparently were not ready for prime-time and that included items like “economic security” for those “unwilling to work.”

Instantly, the language fueled Republican allegations that Democrats’ 2020 vision is one of rampant socialism that would fundamentally upend the American system, even as the sponsors tried to downplay the FAQs. The party has used the “socialism” brush to paint virtually the entire presidential field. Setting the narrative, the issue became a dominant theme at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference – with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow calling to “put socialism on trial.”

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In a new column for The Atlantic, Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel cited these kinds of attacks in imploring the party, "If Trump’s only hope for winning a second term turns on his ability to paint us as socialists, we shouldn’t play to type."

Meanwhile, Pelosi has urged caution with regard to another politically explosive issue: impeaching Trump.

In a fresh interview with The Washington Post Magazine, she declared outright she’s “not for impeachment.”

The issue, she said, is so “divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

Yet Tlaib and Omar already have signed a pledge to impeach Trump. And, around the same time anti-Trump protesters were arrested outside Pelosi’s office last week, Tlaib assured them she’ll introduce a resolution this month urging the Judiciary Committee to proceed with impeachment.

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Asked Monday about the Democratic members who would chafe at Pelosi’s impeachment brush-off, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., assured: “We’ve got 62 new members. Not three."

For their part, the freshmen have argued they’re unfairly scrutinized, even likening the treatment to that experienced by Chisholm. Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News last week that the freshman Democratic women of color are “being treated [differently] and targeted.”

Looking ahead, some Democrats stress that it’s critical for the party to maintain focus.

“There’s always going to be distractions. It’s 435 people who are really their own boss, and they’re able to say whatever they want,” freshman Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., told “Fox News Sunday,” with regard to recent controversies in the caucus. “So, I think what we have to figure out what to do is to say, okay, this isn’t the views of everybody in Congress … but how do we maintain focus on our agenda as a whole?”

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures,” said the caucus has actually “moved to the center” – it’s just that those watching the media coverage might not realize that “because some of the more progressive members are far more outspoken.”

McAdams, who represents a deep-red state, played up the importance and influence of Democratic moderates in Congress.

But Ocasio-Cortez pulled no punches in letting the world know what she thinks of moderates, in a fiery appearance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin.

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“Moderate is not a stance. It’s just an attitude towards life of, like, ‘meh,’” the New York Democrat said Saturday.

At the same summit, despite the pleas of veteran operatives like Emanuel not to play into Trump’s paint-them-socialist strategy, the unbossed Ocasio-Cortez all but handed him the brush. "Capitalism is irredeemable," she declared.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman, Gregg Re and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland hit back at some of the most visible new Democrats in Congress when asked Monday by Fox News about the push to impeach President Trump: “We’ve got 62 new (Democratic) members. Not three.”

Hoyer apparently was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who regularly have fought the Trump administration’s policies since entering Congress.

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Earlier Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed she’s opposed to impeachment in the absence of evidence that is “compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.”

“I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi told The Washington Post in an interview published Monday. “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

Ocasio-Cortez replied in a Washington Examiner interview: “I happen to disagree with that take.” The congresswoman added, “But you know, she’s the speaker. … I think we’ll see.”

Hoyer also said about Pelosi’s words: “It seems to me that she said what we’ve been saying. Maybe a little stronger.”

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He also said he thought anything the House might attempt would die in the Senate, which requires 67 yeas to convict and remove the president: “Nobody thinks there is going to be a conviction in the Senate.”

Tlaib said she would introduce articles of impeachment against Trump later this month. She and Omar last month signed a “pledge” to impeach Trump.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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