Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called Trump’s bluff on impeachment after the president tried to twist her words into a Trump reelection quote.
Trump twists AOC’s words on impeachment
Mr. President, you’re from Queens.
You may fool the rest of the country, but I’ll call your bluff any day of the week.
Opening an impeachment inquiry is exactly what we must do when the President obstructs justice, advises witnesses to ignore legal subpoenas, & more.
Bye 👋🏽 https://t.co/4O9PNbYFki
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 17, 2019
Here is what AOC really said:
"I think that we have a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump if we do not have a presidential candidate that is fighting for true transformational change in the lives of working people in the United States," @AOC tells @jonkarl https://t.co/5Ozg2NxCUk pic.twitter.com/OGptPVSLeF
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 16, 2019
Trump’s quote was not accurate in any way, shape, or form. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez nailed Trump for inventing a quote out of thin air. It’s not true that impeachment can’t be legally used. It is gibberish made up by Trump about the legality of impeachment. Trump is scared, and AOC has been a forceful impeachment crusader. He is trying to fool the country into thinking that impeachment can’t possibly be an option.
Trump throws so many lies out at the nation on a daily basis that it is important to call him out. The president is trying to desensitize the nation and destroys the concepts of facts and truth. Part of this behavior is Trump living in his own bubble and hearing what he wants to hear, but the other half is Trump spreading a false message. AOC doesn’t think that Democrats will lose in 2020 if they impeach Trump, and it is vital that more elected officials take the time to call out the president’s lies and correct the record, especially on impeachment.
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