Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Rashida Tlaib’s Efforts to Begin Impeachment

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced her intent to sign onto an impeachment resolution started by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on Thursday.

“Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President,” she said, retweeting an excerpt of the report that highlights a quote the special counsel’s conclusion: “At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.”

Ocasio-Cortez went on to discuss her reasoning for supporting Tlaib’s impeachment resolution.

“It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution,” she said, referring to the power of impeachment vested solely with the House of Representatives.

“As such, I’ll be signing onto [Rashida Tlaib’s] impeachment resolution,” she added.

The congresswoman then acknowledged the concerns that have cautioned some Democrats against impeachment, arguing that gaining transparency from the report is what’s most important.

“While I understand the political reality of the Senate [and] election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction,” she affirmed, “I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate.”

The New York Democrat went on to explain how, despite her disdain of President Donald Trump, this process does not delight her.

“Many know I take no pleasure in discussions of impeachment,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “I didn’t campaign on it, & rarely discuss it unprompted,” noting she would much rather put time towards “pushing Medicare for All, tackling student loans, & a Green New Deal.”

“But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep,” she added, arguing that it would be irresponsible for Congress to ignore the findings of the Mueller report.

Tlaib’s impeachment letter calls for immediate continuation of the investigation by the House Judiciary Committee and states, “the most dangerous threat to our democracy is President Trump’s actions since taking the oath of office.”

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TOM
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Article I, Section 2 of The United States Constitution does in fact give The House of Representatives sole power of impeachment. It also contains no mention of investigation. The investigation has been done, the report generated, no wrong doing was found after two years and $35M wasted. Plus nearly all (maybe all) of the investigators were demoncraps with close ties to Clinton and Obozo.

Chrissy
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Someone tell her big words don’t make her look any more intelligent. I’d venture to say she doesn’t understand half of what she says herself.

Blivett
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Crazy eyes Cortez and foul mouthed Tlaib are quite a pair. They barely have one brain between them. And even worse are the mental giants who believed their politics and voted for them. IF they knew how government works they would know that there is a cost to free stuff!!

William Conley
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I’m starting to think the other two idiots in this trio of morons are equally as ignorant as to how the government actually works. Hey Congress worry less about your ceaseless obsession with trump and maybe you know do your jobs pass legislation to help the public lien you’re elected to do you self centered worthless piles of shit. I’m beyond sick of the partisan bullshit just do your jobs is that so hard?

James
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The few D’s remaining and Socialists/Commies have held the House of Reps for over 100 days and have accomplished absolutely N O T H I N G!! WHEN are they going to stop obsessing over Trump and BEGIN to earn their paychecks? Their inability or unwillingness to do anything will be remembered in 2020.

James
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What a liar she is!! She’s all in to get her name on an impeachment resolution which will go nowhere. She and comrade Tlaib may as well use it in the ladies’ room.

Morte206
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Impeach away you flicking morons… you impeached 42 also but if memory serves Big Bill put in his 8 years when all was said and done.

Good luck getting a super majority in the Senate fricking twits.

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