WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has called on House Dems to “move forward” with Trump’s impeachment, tweeting: “It is just as politicized a maneuver to not impeach in the face of overwhelming evidence as it is to impeach w/o cause.”
- The freshman congresswoman took to Twitter on Tuesday after White House Counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena and did not show up in a committee hearing at Trump’s order.
- While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other key House Dems have attempted to abate talk about impeachment, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: Congress swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. That includes impeachment.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been growing impatient about talks on impeachment and urged House Dems to “move forward” and begin impeachment proceedings against the president.
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders say that they’re against launching impeachment proceedings, the New York congresswoman and other voices on the left, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and California Rep. Maxine Waters, have been very vocal about it.
On Tuesday, the youngest congresswoman told CNN: “We have to move forward” with impeaching President Donald Trump. “I trust the Speaker’s taking a measured approach to ensure that we’re moving everyone forward.”
“Being a Speaker is hard, and holding this party together is a difficult task,” Ocasio-Cortez added, “but I think we have to move forward.”
It is just as politicized a maneuver to not impeach in the face of overwhelming evidence as it is to impeach w/o cause.
Congress swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. That includes impeachment.
We have a duty to preserve our institutions + uphold the rule of law. https://t.co/oqguoDLUVC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 21, 2019
After special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference, the Democrat-led House started conducting multiple investigations on the president. However, Trump is constantly ignoring subpoenas and ordering his officials not to testify in Congress.
The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Don McGahn but the former White House counsel skipped the hearing Tuesday after being advised to do so by the administration. This prompted Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to accuse Trump of witness intimidation, according to The Hill.
Rep. Nadler said: “Our subpoenas are not optional. Mr. McGahn has a legal obligation to be here for his scheduled appearance. If he does not immediately correct his mistake, this committee will have no choice but to enforce the subpoena against him.”
Source: The HILL