“The bartender who thought there were 3 chambers of Congress did not author the below tweet.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was widely mocked for moving to impeach President Donald Trump Thursday after the release of the Mueller report.
A few hours after the report was made public, the freshman congresswoman issued a series of tweets claiming to have already read the dense 448-page report. Citing its findings and Congress’ constitutional powers, she said she had reluctantly accepted her supposed duty to charge President Donald Trump with wrongdoing.
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“[Impeachment] is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution. As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTablib’s impeachment resolution,” she said.
While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction, I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019
“While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction, I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate,” she added.
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Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters cheered her as usual. But most of the top replies were scathing takedowns by conservatives. Provocateur Candace Owens said Ocasio-Cortez “hasn’t even read the U.S. Constitution,” referring to a viral misstatement by the Democrat last year.
HA!@AOC wants us to believe that she sat down today and read all 448 pages of the DOJ report.
She hasn’t even read the U.S constitution.
The bartender who thought there were 3 chambers of Congress did not author the below tweet.
I smell another HOAX! https://t.co/r7Ry7F15ZY
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 19, 2019
Many commenters pointed out that there was no way she had read the full Mueller report in so little time.
Over 400 pages read in a few minutes? I don’t think so 🤔 You clearly do not understand what the word abdicate means, but if you watch a few episodes of Netflix show The Crown you might. Please try not to post things above your capabilities.
— Karin Holdampf (@HoldampfK) April 19, 2019
Some questioned her ability to read anything beyond a children’s book.
We’d be lucky if AOC read “The Cat in the Hat”
— Patrick Danforth (@pdanforth31) April 19, 2019
Others ridiculed Ocasio-Cortez’s sudden adoption of formal language to announce what seemed like an inconsequential political move.
We all know she doesn’t understand all those big words.
— lisa (@LisaLisampn) April 19, 2019
Doubts were raised about whether she was even the author of the tweets.
I’d put my paycheck on her not being the author of this tweet
— Andrew (@Mermeat) April 19, 2019
Her previous career as a bartender was cited, with several people requesting drinks.
When Alexandria returns, can I get a Jack and coke?
— Nick Peterson (@NickPetersonTV) April 19, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly said she supports impeaching Trump, though she has struggled to explain exactly why. But by aligning herself with Tlaib – who in March formally resolved to impeach Trump along with one other House Democrat – she broke her recent pledge to “defer to party leadership” on the matter.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made clear since before Special Counsel Robert Mueller finished his report that she does not support impeaching Trump. After a redacted version of the document was made public, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Thursday subpoenaed a version without redactions.
Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election found that no one from the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow and could not say whether obstructed justice after taking office.
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