Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s new impeachment plan could take down Trump for good
Democrats are pushing their efforts to impeach President Trump into overdrive.
They know they need to take him out now, as they’ll have little chance to in 2020.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s new impeachment plan could take down Trump for good.
Currently, Democrats are 80 votes short of advancing their effort to impeach Trump in the House.
They are having trouble getting a lot of Representatives in their own party to back the effort.
That’s why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing a different plan.
She is trying to shame Republicans into backing the measure, claiming opposing it will be a “stain on their careers.”
Breitbart News reports:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday signaled strong support for the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment efforts and dared Senate Republicans to go on the record and “knowingly vote against impeachment of this president knowing his corruption” so they can “have that stain on their careers the rest of their lives.”
“Once the House impeaches, the House has impeached the president,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters Tuesday, despite the fact that the House has yet to hold a full impeachment vote, as Democrats fall over 80 votes shorts of a pro-impeachment majority.
“If they [Republicans in the Senate] 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 so that they can have that stain on their careers the rest of their lives because this is outrageous to protect the amount of lawlessness.”
Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is vying for a committee vote, laying the groundwork and defining the scope of an impeachment probe. Despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) efforts to stall the probe, she claims the party is united.
Surprisingly, there are some Republicans open to the idea.
Former Republican turned Independent Rep. Justin Amash is supportive of the idea, buying into the discredited claim that Trump has committed crimes while in office.
It will not be surprising if a bunch of Republican Never-Trumpers follow his path.
The establishment hates President Trump, so if there is any real effort to impeach him, establishment Republicans will certainly be in support.