AOC: ‘I want to see every Republican go on the record and knowingly vote against impeachment’ “We have to do our job,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday. “Once the House impeaches,
With Congress returning to work after the August recess, some House Democrats are renewing their call to begin impeachment proceedings even if just to get Republicans on the record voting in support of President Trump.
The House has impeached the president and then that hearing goes to the Senate. If they want to fail it, then 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 because this is outrageous to protect the amount of lawlessness and corruption coming out of this presidency.
Trump isn’t accepting the possibility gracefully. “To me it’s a dirty word, the word ‘impeach,’” he said in May. “A dirty, filthy, disgusting word.”One argument offered by some anti-impeachment Democrats is that there’s little chance the Republican-controlled Senate would reach the two-thirds majority needed to remove Trump from office,
Enabling him to claim vindication as he runs for reelection. Ocasio-Cortez’s argument is the counterpoint: In addition to fulfilling the legislative branch’s constitutional duty to provide a check on the executive,
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has proposed procedures for an impeachment inquiry, including a larger role for staffers in questioning witnesses,which the committee will vote on Thursday. Nadler made his intentions clear on Tuesday morning,
After the report by special counsel Robert Mueller, it was widely believed the numerous instances of possible obstruction of justice by the president would be the focus of an impeachment inquiry ,