There are few public servants on Capitol Hill as outspoken as House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but that isn’t necessarily an endearing feature of the freshman Congresswoman.
AOC, as she is referred to by many thanks to her Twitter handle, has been guilty of jumping the gun a time or two, and injecting undue amounts of millennial-focused hyperbole into her near-constant social media output.
Worse still, she often finds herself with her foot being inserted directly into her own mouth, as she has done today regarding the true intentions of the impeachment charade.
From a Wednesday appearance on CNN:
“I’d like to remind everyone, one of the initial people who brought this conversation of quid pro quo into this conversation was the president. It was when these allegations first came out about Ukraine, he started tweeting and frankly raising the bar saying, ‘No quid pro quo, no quid pro quo.’ It wasn’t Democrats that set that bar, because you don’t need quid pro quo. He met it, all of that aside, we’re focused on him using the power of the United States government to engage in extortion of a foreign government in order to intervene in our elections. I think that’s our message, the fact he undermined national security, that he is trying to undermine an election, he is engaged in flagrant abuse of power should be a concern to all Americans who believe in rule of law in the United States of America.”
She concluded, “We also need to move quite quickly because we’re talking about the potential compromise of the 2020 elections. And so this is not just about something that has occurred; this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.”
This tacit admission of political purpose is startling, to say the least, but not wholly unexpected from someone as outrageous as Ocasio-Cortez.