“So how real is that progressive frustration that Speaker Pelosi has said, at least so far — and she seems to be really holding the line — that she’s not ready to do that?” asked Karl.

AOC is both a leader and figurehead among progressives, and that is the base that she must answer to when it comes to her own electoral prospects. That far left side of the party is not happy with Pelosi and other members of the establishment, over impeachment as well as many other issues.

“I think it’s quite real,” said Ocasio-Cortez of progressive frustration with Pelosi. “I believe that there is a very real animus and desire to make sure that we are, that — that we are holding this president to account.”