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Washington - Ocasio-Cortez Says It Is Time To Open Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump

Published on: May 21, 2019 11:30 PM
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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), acting as chairman of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, speaks during a hearing on "Confronting White Supremacy on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019.     REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), acting as chairman of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, speaks during a hearing on "Confronting White Supremacy on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019.    REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Washington - U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to start against President Donald Trump, saying the administration’s obstruction of lawmakers’ oversight efforts gives them no choice.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far resisted calls for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings, instead backing continued investigations of Trump and his administration by numerous congressional panels instead.

But more Democrats are openly discussing it, and liberals like Ocasio-Cortez, a leader of the progressive left since she beat an established Democrat in a surprise primary upset last year, are stepping up the pressure.

“I think it’s time for us to, at the very least, open an impeachment inquiry ... we’ve been given no choice I think, in this scenario,” Ocasio-Cortez said outside the House of Representatives.

She said the Mueller report on Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign had described evidence of obstruction of the investigation by the executive branch, adding that the report had pointed directly to Congress as the body to take action.

The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller stopped short of declaring that the president obstructed justice, but it also did not exonerate him.

“We now have the president actively discouraging witnesses from coming in to answer a legally binding subpoena from Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez added. Former White House counsel Don McGahn on Tuesday defied a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee, at the White House’s request.

“It’s getting to the point where we can’t even do our own jobs. And I think it is entirely appropriate, given this overwhelming amount of evidence and the continued actions from the executive branch, that we exert our power as a co-equal branch of government,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

She said she was not sure whether impeachment advocates were a majority of the Democrats in the House, but “I personally have not felt a very strong opposition to impeachment.”

Another Democratic lawmaker, Representative John Yarmuth, said on Tuesday he believed Pelosi realizes events are trending in the direction of impeachment, even as the Democratic leader argues for continued focus on House investigations of the Trump administration.

Pelosi listened as advocates of impeachment spoke at a Monday night meeting with senior Democrats, Yarmuth said.

“I think she realizes that the path is leading more and more inevitably toward an impeachment process. But she wants to let all these committees do their thing,” Yarmuth said outside the House.



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 May 22, 2019 at 07:15 AM Jerry Says:

She’s a moron, a know nothing. Like most dem-o-rats. I couldn’t give a hoot what they say.

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 May 22, 2019 at 07:17 AM Anonymous Says:

The "Great One " has spoken !!!! This world is insane !!!!

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 May 22, 2019 at 07:49 AM Yitzi1 Says:

Who cares what this air head says? Why are you giving this nut any attention?

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 May 22, 2019 at 08:12 AM rachelw Says:

Empty words from a know-nothing pretender.

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 May 22, 2019 at 08:49 AM Meloah Says:

She is getting more and more attention, raising herself above other democrats, and aiming to become an upcoming President..."And a new king came that did not recognize Yosseif...", or "and the King passed on his seal to Haman..."

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 May 22, 2019 at 09:35 AM 5TResident Says:

Why is this coffee-making slip of a girl getting so much attention?

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 May 22, 2019 at 10:14 AM Educated Archy Says:

Whats the chiddush in the news article Like duh she wants to impeach trump

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 May 22, 2019 at 10:17 AM PowerUp Says:

Everything hashem does it for the best, I can see the chesed hashem in AOC being a democratic mouthpiece

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 May 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM Anonymous Says:

“It’s getting to the point where we can’t even do our own jobs."

AOC:

The reason you cannot do your own jobs is because you are choosing the distractions that come from your anti-Trump obsession. And as long as you Dems are busy doing your investigations and other anti-Trump activities, you are cheating your constituents from having a representative to be busy legislating. The other reason you cannot do your jobs is ignorance. You and a few others have taken that to levels unprecedented in American history. I know children whose knowledge about government far surpasses anything you could reach, and they are far away from graduating elementary school. Go back to tending bar. If you get an order wrong, you can find a way to compensate. Your salary is too high to be wasting it on occupying a job that is light years above your intellect.

MABA = Make Alexandria Bartend Again

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 May 22, 2019 at 12:19 PM Granny Says:

She's so horrible and stupid. Whatever she says, do the opposite and you can't go wrong.

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 May 22, 2019 at 04:22 PM Frumsanity Says:

I can't believe this ... ever got elected... it boggles the mind...

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 May 22, 2019 at 05:17 PM Anonymous Says:

she things she is hot s..t but really cold crap. I can't stand her. She thinks she is so great
Like it says if you keep your mouth close people won't know is you are shotah; however when ever she opens her lips proofs she is shotah beyond any doubt

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 May 22, 2019 at 07:50 PM Refyok Says:

She right.

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 May 23, 2019 at 05:03 PM Vv Says:

Reply to #5  
Meloah Says:

She is getting more and more attention, raising herself above other democrats, and aiming to become an upcoming President..."And a new king came that did not recognize Yosseif...", or "and the King passed on his seal to Haman..."

Just goes to show how stupid the entire dem party is!!!

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