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Radical Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has declared that she has now joined the push for President Donald Trump's impeachment following the release of the Mueller report on Thursday.
Ocasio-Cortez said it is her constitutional duty to sign Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) impeachment resolution against President Trump, citing the release of Robert Mueller report on the Russia probe as the rationale behind her decision.
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“Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President," AOC tweeted Thursday.
"It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.
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"As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution."
Despite the 22-month-long investigation finding no evidence of a crime being committed by Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and other Democrats are planning to pursue impeachment proceedings against their president.
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According to the Washinton Times, impeachment takes only a majority vote in the House, where Democrats control matters.
The articles of impeachment are then tried in the Senate, where it takes a two-thirds vote to convict and remove the president.
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Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said she’s aware that’s a long shot, given Republicans’ majority. But she said that shouldn’t affect House Democrats’ decision to try.
Fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) last month introduced a resolution calling for an investigation by the House Judiciary Committee into whether Trump committed impeachable offenses, according to The...
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