From the moment that freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stepped onto the political scene, she looked to establish herself as a loud and unapologetic voice within the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
This is her role. This is the character that she is playing. This is her lane, if you know what we mean.
So, in this ugly, bitter fight over the possibility of replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the 2020 election, AOC is taking a predictably bold stance.
When a reporter asked if buying time could include impeachment of President Trump or Attorney General Barr, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Well, I think I am. I believe that certainly, there has been an enormous amount of law-breaking in the Trump administration. I believe that Attorney General Barr are is unfit for office am, and I am that he has pursued potential we are breaking he here. That being said, this is these are procedures that are in decisions are largely up to house Democratic leadership. But I believe that I also we must consider all the tools available to our disposal and that all of these options should be entertained and on the table.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already suggested the possibility of impeaching Donald Trump in order to slow down the Supreme Court nomination process.
Such a move would be a disastrous move for the Democrats, however, as they look to shed the pervasive reputation they have for being ultra-petty in moments of great national importance.