Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has apparently reached a boiling point over less radical House Democrats’ caution regarding the prospect of impeaching President Trump, managed to bully Nancy Pelosi into reigniting the Impeachment flame.
The New York Democrat took to twitter to rant about her constituents by that the Democrats’ “refusal” to seek the removal of the president was a “bigger national scandal” than what she alleged was the president’s “lawbreaking behavior.”
Soon after Ocasio-Cortez posted her Saturday comment, she received a response from James Fallows, the noted author, journalist and former speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter, who asserted that Ocasio-Cortez was overstating the case in criticizing members of her own party for exercising restraint regarding impeachment.
“IMO, this is ‘false equivalence’ of its own sort,” Fallows wrote. “What Trump is doing remains objectively the biggest threat, scandal, and problem. Second-ranking: the silent acquiescence of the GOP Senate. Then: it’s time for the House to act.”
Ocasio Cortez gave proof that she’s a few brain cells short of a normal human being when she doubled down in her response to Fallows and made false claims of wrongdoing by Trump. “It is one thing for a sitting president to break the law,” she wrote. “It’s another to let him.
“The integrity of our democracy isn’t threatened when a president breaks the law. It’s threatened when we do nothing about it. The GOP’s silence & refusal to act shouldn’t be a surprise. Ours is.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s online outburst came on the back of remarks earlier in the day by fellow progressive and 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who took a veiled shot at Pelosi, the standard-bearer among Democrats of a “wait and see” approach regarding potential action against the president.
“Donald Trump did everything he could to obstruct justice,” A desperate Warren claimed at an event in Iowa. “I read all 448 pages [of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation] and when I got to the end, I called for the impeachment of Donald Trump.”
Just over a week ago, Pelosi, tired of answering questions about impeachment lashed out at reporters when they repeatedly asked her about impeachment at a news conference.
“Impeachment is a very divisive measure,” a clearly frustrated Pelosi said, “but if we have to go there, we have to go there and we can’t go there unless we have the facts. And we’ll follow the facts and follow the obstruction the president is making … and make a decision when we’re ready.”
“That’s the only question, that’s all I’m going to say about this subject, and there’s nothing different from one day to the next,” she added.
Just hours after air-headed AOC went after Pelosi, the House Speaker Nancy caved on Sunday – and reluctantly warned that a “whole new stage of investigation” could be approaching.
Pelosi, who has long resisted calls to impeach Trump because the move would imperil the electability of moderate Democrats in the House, outlined her new stance in a statement Sunday.
Pelosi specifically said that a whistleblower who reportedly alleged that Trump acted improperly during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy must be allowed to speak to Congress, and the full whistleblower complaint must be provided.
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez appeared to reach a truce of sorts after a closed-door meeting in July, in which both sought to ease infighting that some Democrats viewed as counterproductive. The meeting was soon followed by the departure of Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti.
This recent attack, however, will surely lead to renewed feuding between the two Democratic congresswomen.