Rep.  (D-N.Y.) on Friday said Republican lawmakers were making fools of themselves in their bids to defend amid the against the president.

“They’re really beclowning themselves at this point trying to somehow find a way to both preserve their careers and their futures while protecting this president,” she told ’s . “And they’re not possible and they’re going with the latter.”

Hayes asked Ocasio-Cortez to explain what “the stakes” were with Trump.

“Yeah, it’s bad. It’s really bad. It’s not normal bad, it is threat to the Republic and to the order of American society bad and if we don’t hold this accountable, then we really erode rule of law in the United States Of America,” she replied.

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