If there is one thing that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loves to do, it’s rile people up.
The freshman Congresswoman has long been a firebrand on Capitol Hill, using her youthful exuberance and social media skill set to, at times, dominate the entire democratic diatribe. She has been successful in fracturing her party down lines of progressivism and radicalization during her short time in Congress, and the democratic party’s leadership has been none too pleased about it.
At the center of this debate is just how to proceed on the subject of impeachment, of which Ocasio-Cortez is a staunch believer. On the other side of the argument is longtime democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, current Speaker of The House, who is concerned that a failed impeachment could give Donald Trump a major boost toward his 2020 reelection.
This conflict was ratcheted up several notches over the weekend as AOC went for the jugular.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared her exasperation with Democratic leadership for their refusal to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump as yet another controversy rocks his administration.
A two-month truce with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cracked just before midnight Saturday when the freshman congresswoman from New York fired a volley on Twitter attacking her own party.
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez said on her personal account, which has more than 5 million followers.
This is far from the first time that the exuberant young legislator has intimated such beliefs, and it seems unlikely that Pelosi would be suddenly moved to action based on this tweet.
Madame Speaker may need to begin to rethink her position, however, as AOC’s late-night tweet quickly racked up an exorbitant amount of “likes” and shares among the progressive masses who have long been clamoring for the democrats to take action.