Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez truly is the gift that keeps giving to the Republican Party.
During an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” on Sunday, the New York socialist turned into a stuttering mess when asked for three reasons why President Donald Trump should be impeached.
Ocasio-Cortez began by claiming there are “so many” reasons to impeach Trump, and then it went downhill from there when Yahoo hosts Daniel Klaidman and Michael Isikoff pushed her for specifics.
She then gave two ridiculous reasons, which included the “tax bill” and “census,” which are not impeachable offenses.
Below is a partial transcript of her exchange:
ISIKOFF: What would be your top three if you were drafting the articles of impeachment?
OCASIO-CORTEZ: The top three? I think number one is emoluments. I think it’s always been emoluments. It’s always been about that for me.
ISIKOFF: Two and three?
OCASIO-CORTEZ: Two and three. I think two would be tax fraud. And number three, um. Man, number three.
ISIKOFF: Interesting that you don’t mention Russia.
OCASIO-CORTEZ: No, I don’t. Because I think that for a lot of aspects of the Russia investigation, as we saw with the Mueller report, I think there are a lot of parts of the Russia issue that some down to emoluments. Pay-for-play, financial transactions, Trump Tower. It comes down to money. And if we had gotten something from the Mueller report I would probably put that up there as number one, but I feel like it is a little risky to put all your eggs in that basket. And I think a lot of this stuff happens through backdoor bank accounts and stuff like that. So emoluments kind of includes any financial misconduct in relation to Russia.
KLAIDMAN: Specifically on tax fraud, what do you have in mind? Is there something specific, like deflating assets, or the insurance issue. Those issues you brought up when you were questioning Michael Cohen?
OCASIO-CORTEZ: Yeah, I agree, I think it comes to that. There is just so much, like the census, you know, I can’t even, the tax bill, like, what can, there is just so much!
As evidenced in the video, she couldn’t list a single valid reason why Trump should be impeached from office. And she struggled mightily to deliver a coherent sentence.
The GOP tax cuts — which resulted in over 80 percent of Americans saving money in 2018 — were passed in Congress. There’s literally nothing illegal about lawmakers voting on a measure and it passing in Congress.
Her second idea of the “census” involves the Trump administration wanting to add a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census.
By including the question on whether an immigrant is in America legally or illegally, federal immigration authorities will be able to have updated data on how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S.
This is currently being challenged in court, so it’s not illegal or impeachable — as Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed.
All of her suggestions were silly, ridiculous, and deeply incompetent because she knows Democrats don’t have any evidence to impeach Trump.