Say, What? AOC Makes Birdbrain Announcement that House Should Vote on Impeachment to Put Republicans on the Spot, ‘Put a Stain on Their Careers’

  • Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced to reporters on Tuesday that she wants to see the House vote to impeach President Trump because “it will force Republicans to take a vote on the issue.”
  • AOC said: “I want to see every Republican go on the record and knowingly vote against impeachment of this president, knowing his corruption, having it on the record so that they can have that stain on their careers for the rest of their lives.”
  • AOC added: “It is beyond time, and we have to end this lawlessness and corruption coming out of the White House.”
  • Before her comments on Tuesday, AOC “had tweeted out criticism of Trump in the context of reports that the House Oversight and Reform Committee has been reviewing military expenses spent at Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland.”
  • The progressive lawmaker tweeted: “The President is corrupt and must be impeached.”
  • AOC’s comments come as “Democrats increasingly are leaning into questions about whether Trump’s businesses are profiting off his presidency as they consider impeachment.”
  • However, House Democrats have not reached a consensus on whether to proceed with impeaching Trump. There has been a clash between more progressive Democrats and the moderates of the party.
  • Though they “lack the 218 votes needed to impeach Trump,” now “a majority of the caucus does support impeachment.”
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to oppose “impeachment, arguing it could hurt Democrats in some swing districts and that the party is better off seeking to defeat Trump at the ballot box.”
  • Pelosi points to the fact that “Trump is very unlikely to be convicted in the Senate. That would require 67 votes in a chamber with 53 Republicans.”

Reference Links

  • The Hill: Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I want to see every Republican go on the record and knowingly vote against impeachment’ READ
  • Fox: AOC claims Republicans would create lifelong ‘stain on their careers’ by opposing Trump impeachment READ
  • Washington Examiner: AOC wants Republicans ‘on the record’ against impeaching Trump READ
  • Breitbart: Ocasio-Cortez to Republicans: Vote Against Impeachment and Live with the ‘Stain’ on Your Careers READ

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