Nancy Pelosi was sent reeling after this jaw-dropping betrayal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi built a reputation as a ruthless leader who rules her caucus with an iron fist.

No Democrat ever dares cross Pelosi.

But Pelosi was just sent reeling after this jaw-dropping betrayal.

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to push for impeachment.

Nancy Pelosi is working to squash this effort because she believes it will ensure Donald Trump’s re-election in 2020.

However, Ocasio-Cortez won’t take “no” for answer.

On ABC’s This Week, she ripped Pelosi for not allowing an impeachment inquiry to proceed and even revealed there was real anger among House Democrats about Pelosi’s decision.

The Daily Wire reports:

“I think every day that passes the pressure to impeach grows. It’s justifiable. I think the evidence continues to come in and I believe that with the president now saying that he’s willing to break the law to win re-election, that — that goes — that transcends partisanship. It transcends party lines. This is now about the rule of law in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Jon Karl.

Asked “how real” the rumored progressive “animus” toward Pelosi really is, Ocasio-Cortez was clear that progressives’ patience is wearing thin.

“I think it’s quite real. I believe there is a very real animus and desire to make sure that we holding this president to account,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

Pelosi is clearly fighting a losing battle.

A brand new Morning Consult/Politico poll found the number of Democrats who support impeaching President Trump and removing him from office rose from 59 to 67 percent.

At some point Nancy Pelosi will be forced to take action on impeachment.

The Democrat voters insist on impeachment.

That will spur the rank-and-file House to Democrats to demand Pelosi drop her objections to an impeachment inquiry in order to quiet their base’s rebellion.

And that will lead to political disaster for the Democrats in 2020.

We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.