House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-NY) is already on record saying she will not support the impeachment of President Trump.
That, however, is not how the new breed feels about it.
After Rep. Tlaib (D-Mich) introduced another round of impeachment papers, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has joined the freshman congresswoman in defying Pelosi by announcing she will support the effort to impeach Trump.
Change of Heart
The first sign that AOC was going to support her fellow freshman in going after Trump came earlier in the week when she was doing a radio show.
AOC stated she thought there were countless ways they could go after Trump, most notably for the emoluments clause.
It is worth noting, however, that AOC seemed completely unprepared to present her case and instead was spoon-fed material by the radio show hosts…
When asked what the “top three” offenses would be if she were drafting articles of impeachment against Trump, @AOC said “Number 1 is emoluments.” https://t.co/5rQWJ24ElL via @isikoff, @dklaidman, skullduggerypod pic.twitter.com/R08p8kugIN
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 15, 2019
Now, with the Mueller report out and Democrats frothing at the mouth, AOC has decided she is all in and willing to put her name on the impeachment papers.
She announced her decision via Twitter on Thursday…
Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President.
It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019
Will Pelosi Reconsider?
The subject of impeachment has been broached by several other Democrats in the House as well.
Suddenly, a party that seemed dead set against impeaching Trump now seems to be moving closer and closer to that position.
Pelosi, at this point, has not made it clear where she stands.
Do the Democrats want to play this card this early in the presidential campaign and come up short or will they hold off?
Knowing Pelosi, she will drag this out so it is a hot topic during the election but not actually move forward until she sees how the election pans out.
Dems can use this to create doubt among voters that the person they are voting for in the election may be soon removed from office.
The goal would be to keep more voters on the sidelines or deflect votes to any candidate other than Trump.
If Trump is defeated, this issue will probably die.
However, if Trump wins re-election, you can bet impeachment papers will be taken to the floor for a vote on the very next day.
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