AOC: Dems not impeaching Trump is more scandalous than Trump

Adam Warner
September 22, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Democrats this weekend for not starting impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The congresswoman wrote on Twitter: “At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior - it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it.”

Journalist and former Jimmy Carter speechwriter James Fallows responded to her tweet, saying that Trump remains the “biggest threat.”

“IMO, this is ‘false equivalence’ of its own sort,” he wrote to AOC. “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 House to act.”

AOC then responded to him: “It is one thing for a sitting president to break the law. 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,” she wrote.

The exchange comes as reports say President Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump.

But even as calls for impeachment have amplified — Elizabeth Warren blasted Congress as "complicit" in Trump's transgressions — there were no signs that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would move quickly to try to remove the president.

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