Eschewing due process or fairness in any manner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told MSNBC viewers that the impeachment of President Donald Trump is an “open-and-shut case.”
She made the case before host Lawrence O’Donnell — who himself made headlines this past August when he reported a fake news story involving Russian oligarchs supposedly cosigning loan applications for the president.
“The president has committed crimes in public. This is something that we know. This is something that all people know,” AOC asserted, revealing that she knows very little, in our opinion.
The blatant slander went unchallenged by O’Donnell — allowing the former bartender to continue insisting that the president has flat-out committed numerous crimes.
“This is all out in the public,” she said. “We know that he has committed a crime. The question is, how many other people are implicated in this? The question is, how often did he do it? Did he do it in other circumstances? How big does this get?”
In regard to the Ukraine hoax, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that impeachment is a “a very open-and-shut case.”
.@AOC: Trump’s impeachment an “open and shut case.”
“He has committed impeachable crimes. It’s just a question of how many and how many people were involved and who knew.” pic.twitter.com/TTltj4dRbD
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 25, 2019
Seems she’s openly advocating for denying the president his right to a fair process.
On Thursday, she vociferously defended the secretive process that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is conducting — arguing that allowing the accused due process would “help potential criminals line up their testimony.”
AOC responded to Rep. Alex Mooney’s (R-W.V.) assertion that Schiff is conducting a “kangaroo court” by saying, “When a massive crime is committed, the first step is to separate witnesses and get their stories to see what adds up.”
“You know that making these depositions public will help potential criminals line up their testimony,” she added. “Why do you want to do that?”
Rep. Mooney, you & I both know that when a massive crime is committed, the 1st step is to separate witnesses & get their stories to see what adds up.
You know that making these depositions public will help potential criminals line up their testimony.
Why do you want to do that? https://t.co/PvIPHTah2V
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 24, 2019
When asked in a podcast interview this past spring why Trump should be impeached, AOC sputtered, “Like the census, there is, you know I can’t even — tax bill. It’s like what can — like, there is just so much.”
When asked what the “top three” offenses would be if she were drafting articles of impeachment against Trump, @AOC said “Number 1 is emoluments.” https://t.co/5rQWJ24ElL via @isikoff, @dklaidman, skullduggerypod pic.twitter.com/R08p8kugIN
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 15, 2019
People try to give her the benefit of the doubt.
But when Ocasio-Cortez makes comments like this, it’s hard not to think she simply says the first thing that comes to her mind.
A version of this piece originally appeared in The Political Insider; this piece is used by permission.
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