Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won the Democratic nomination for Congress from a New York district where she defeated ten-term corporate Congressman Joe Crowley by campaigning on one of the most exciting platforms around. And what was one of the first questions the media asked her?
Would she support impeaching Donald Trump?
Not only did Ocasio-Cortez immediately answer in the affirmative, but she also provided an excellent reason why. We must ensure, she said, that no one is above the law.
Asked for specific grounds for impeachment, Ocasio-Cortez cited the same grounds that RootsAction.org has been promoting literally since Trump's inauguration day. She said that Trump's unwillingness to divest himself from his family’s businesses indicated “serious grounds in violations of the emoluments clause from day one.”
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Impeachment of Trump is overdue. With Supreme Court seats, refugee families, potential wars, and the earth's climate on the line, we must reject the extremely dangerous approach of waiting for the Trump presidency to self-destruct.
Since day one, Trump has violated the domestic and foreign emoluments clauses of the Constitution. More recent impeachable offenses have included obstruction of justice, incitement of violence, interference with voting rights, discrimination based on religion, illegally threatening nuclear war, and abuse of pardon power.
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