Ocasio-Cortez Pushes to Impeach Trump but Can’t Give Specifics: ‘Just Meeting the Republican Standard’

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Recently elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked about the possibility of President Donald Trump’s impeachment and whether it was too early to start thinking about starting the process.

“Not to me,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

The politician pointed to the Russia investigation and Michael Cohen’s false statements to Robert Mueller as reasons for impeachment. She also pointed to former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, mentioning that Trump shouldn’t be held to a different standard.

“I’ve been supportive of impeachment for some time now so I think it just adds to the case,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I mean, it’s just, this is ridiculous. This is outrageous. In 1998, the entire Republican Party decides to impeach Bill Clinton over what standard? And the fact that they have to raise that standard to go above and beyond.”


She claimed that during the Clinton impeachment, the Republican party pushed the limits of what could qualify as impeachment.

“They’re the ones that established that standard for impeachment so we are just really meeting the Republican standard,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

When the democratic socialist was asked to give specific examples of what standard has been exceeded that would mean starting the impeachment process, she could not give specific answers.

“Well, I just think, overall, when you look at the broad stroke they took, how far they would take it, and how granularly they would dig into that process.”

Calls for impeachment are extremely serious and should include specific examples of the person in question, not individual actions of their lawyer or people that have been connected to them.

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Dwayne Chamberlain

Let me get this straight,, she was 9 years old when Clinton was impeached. And which of the 3 branches of congress done that again?

Bob Clarkson

Does this reflect on the electorate in her District?


It’s really sad that someone with no brain can actually get elected into office. I guess the democrats were really desperate with this one.

Margaret Shea Machos

Impeach her.

Bill Collins

When Clinton was impeached she was 8 years old. I estimate she’s about ten now.

June Burleson

this twist is one cucumber short a salad…and the democrats should be so proud of her…

Akira Mako Cloud

seriously? ppl voted for her to go in there to do impeaching instead do the jobs she supposes to do

Stuart Reynolds

They would have done better with a Chimpanzee.

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