Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just suffered this humiliating defeat
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just made a giant mistake.
The freshmen Congresswoman finally got her wish and picked the fight she was dreaming of with Donald Trump.
But it ended badly for her and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just suffered this humiliating defeat.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been agitating for impeachment for months.
She finally got her wish.
Texas Congressman Al Green forced a vote on an impeachment resolution claiming Donald Trump’s supposedly “racist” tweets made him unfit for office.
The resolution was defeated in a massive 332 to 95 vote with 137 Democrats joining Republicans to table the motion.
The Washington Post reports:
House Democrats joined with Republicans on Wednesday to kill an impeachment resolution against President Trump, a move that is likely to rankle the Democratic Party’s liberal base clamoring to oust the president.
The vote was 332 to 95, with 95 Democrats voting to keep the resolution alive and 137 of their colleagues siding with Republicans. It was a surprising turn, just one day after the two parties bickered bitterly over House passage of a resolution condemning Trump’s racist remarks.
Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) put Democratic leaders in a bind Tuesday night by filing articles of impeachment accusing Trump of committing high crimes and misdemeanors. His resolution, which cited Trump’s comments targeting four minority Democratic congresswomen, was privileged, requiring that the House act within two days.
“It’s time for us to deal with his bigotry. This president has demonstrated that he’s willing to yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater, and we have seen what can happen to people when bigotry is allowed to have a free rein,” Green told reporters Wednesday. “We all ought to go on record. We all ought to let the world know where we stand when we have a bigot in the White House.”
Democrats will surely try again this fall after Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony.
But that testimony will contain no new bombshells.
And Democrats – including Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team – will be desperate to avoid a politically toxic impeachment vote.