Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'I Support Impeaching This President'

Lamar Ellis
April 16, 2019

When Ocasio-Cortez was asked if she planned to run for president at some point in the future when she is old enough, she responded, "I really don't know" but said she thinks about it "every once in a while". In late March, she introduced a resolution to begin to do just that, which would initiate an investigation into whether Trump had committed impeachable offenses.

It's not the first time Ocasio-Cortez has said as much.

The US supplies Israel with $3.8 billion annually in military aid, under a deal signed by former president Barack Obama.

Netanyahu seemingly won re-election last week and is widely expected to form a right-wing coalition with partners who would back such a move.

Asked for her "top three" of Trump's supposedly impeachable offenses, Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday cited Trump's alleged violations of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause - "I think it's always been about that, for me" - tax fraud, and then the recent reports that Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner (now acting DHS secretary) Kevin McAleenan that he would pardon him if McAleenan was found to have broken the law on Trump's behalf.

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McCollum, a Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, has a history of anti-Israel actions, including introducing a bill in November 2017 that would have mandated the US government to certify that its military funding to Israel not be used for "Israeli military's ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children".

The Jewish Democratic Council of America criticized her for floating the idea of reducing aid to Israel, telling her to speak with Jewish Democratic House members with a leadership position.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a rally in New York City. "We recommend she engage with Dem leaders Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, & Ted Deutch before contemplating the future of United States military aid to Israel", the group said.

The JDCA emphasized US-Israel ties "must supersede politics". "And so I'm not, like, scrolling through trying to read everything online that journalists are writing on weekends". She says that Rep. Crenshaw was "fanning the flames of hate".

It's an especially fraught issue for Ocasio-Cortez, whose congressional district spans parts of the two teams' home boroughs, the Bronx and Queens.

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