Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was upset over the refusal of the Democratic leadership to continue the impeachment trial against President Trump, as further controversy shakes his government. The New York congressman fired a volley on Twitter to attack her own party.
"At this point, the larger national scandal is not the President's unlawful conduct – it is the Democratic Party's refusal to prosecute him." Cortez said in her personal account that has more than 5 million followers.
At this point, the larger national scandal is not the President's unlawful conduct ̵1; it is the Democratic Party's refusal to prosecute him.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)
September 22, 2019
Despite the late hour, Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; Tweet became a social media flashpoint in the first 90 minutes. In thousands of comments, she was either cheered or encouraged-years old to reconsider her attitude.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to a comment from the Atlantic James Fallows, who said: "[In my opinion] this is a & # 39; wrong equivalence & # 39; s on its own. What Trump does remains objectively the biggest threat, the biggest scandal and the biggest problem … Second: the quiet approval of the GOP Senate Then: It's time for House to act. "
The congressman replied," It's a It's a thing for a sitting president to break the law. It's another thing to admit it. The integrity of our democracy will not be threatened if a president breaks the law. It is threatened if we do not do anything about it should be no surprise. Ours is.
It is one thing for a sitting president to break the law It is another matter to let him
The integrity of our democracy is not jeopardized if a president breaks the law. if we do nothing about it.
The silence and refusal of the GOP to act should be no surprise. Ours is.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)
September 22, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez's late-night salvo comes two months after she and Pelosi met and seemed to have passed a feud that dissipated as the speaker's influence Ocasio-Cortez and her dismissed "squad" high-profile liberal freshman Congressman, including the MEP Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
The tweets also follow a turbulent week for Trump, as US whistleblower complaints emerge in the intelligence community. This complaint, which the Trump administration withholds from Congress, is reportedly related to a July call in which Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of former Joe Biden, Hunter, who was doing business in Ukraine while his father was vice president.
Joe Biden demanded a new House of Representatives investigation while three Democrat-led Commons in the House of Commons were already investigating whether Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani had wrongfully pressurized the Ukrainian government to damage the presidential election chances of the elder Biden.
Democrats see similarities in this stalemate and the controversy surrounding Russia, which persecuted the Trump presidency in the first two and a half years. And the demands for impeachment have only become louder since former Special Representative Robert Mueller completed his two-year Russia investigation earlier this year. Although Muller's team found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, the special adviser outlined several cases of possible obstruction of justice that many Democrats consider to be the basis for impeachment investigations.
Even more than half of the Democrats support an impeachment investigation, Pelosi has opposed a formal parliamentary vote that would authorize the House Judiciary Committee to initiate an official impeachment investigation. The California Democrat has described the impeachment as "divisive," stating that Americans wanted Parliament to be cautious, but unable to appease an increasingly agitated base.
Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced earlier this month that his body is conducting an official investigation. Pelosi said she supported Nadler and was "very pleased" with the work of his committee, but stopped supporting his claim. About two weeks ago, she went to the press and wondered if Parliament was conducting a formal impeachment investigation.