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Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Impeachment, Again: ‘Failure To Impeach Now Is Neglect Of Due Process’

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed hard for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in a series of tweets Tuesday, arguing that a “failure to impeach now is neglect of due process.”

Early Tuesday, as expected, former White House counsel Don McGahn followed the White House’s demand that he refuse to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.

Ocasio-Cortez responded in a series of tweets, arguing that a failure to impeach in the face of what she called “overwhelming evidence” is no less politicized a maneuver than impeachment without just cause.

She continued to make the case for the House moving forward regardless of what could happen in the Senate. “We need to do our job & vote on impeachment. What Sen does is on them,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. (RELATED: Elizabeth Warren Calls For Immediate Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump)

Ocasio-Cortez concluded by saying that the “institutions didn’t suffer” when Clinton was impeached, a move which failed in the Senate, but that they would be damaged if impeachment didn’t happen in this case. “Whether it’s Dem fear or GOP recklessness, doesn’t matter. Failure to impeach now is neglect of due process,” she claimed.

While a number of Democrats have argued that impeachment is the next logical step, party leadership has been slow to get behind the idea. Ocasio-Cortez first got behind impeachment after the Mueller report was released.

Democrats are divided over the political utility of impeachment. The party’s base demands a hard line against Trump, but party leadership is concerned that impeachment could backfire and help the president’s re-election effort.

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