AOC: Trump's Impeachment Is 'Open and Shut Case,' He 'Committed Crimes in Public'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump for 'pushing politically motivated investigation'
AOC said the impeachment inquiry, launched by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, was because Trump tried to push a politically motivated investigation against Joe Biden.
“First and foremost, it’s important to note that the president has committed crimes in public. This is something that we know. This is something that all people know from, you know, the green of the White House he solicited election interference and discussed election interference with respect to China."
"He released public notes of his calls, where he solicited and engaged in using the power of his office to create a politically motivated investigation against a political opponent. So, this is all out in the public.”
“We know that he has committed a crime."
"The question is, how many other people are implicated in this?" she added.
"The question is, how often did he do it? Did he do it in other circumstances? How big does this get? And so with respect to the number of articles, I think that it’s fair to say let’s look at what rolls in."
"With respect to Ukraine and several other instances, it’s a very open and shut case. I think it’s important that we discuss the fact that he has committed impeachable crimes. It’s just a question of how many and how many people were involved and who knew.”
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On Thursday, Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) accused Schiff (D-CA) for running a "Soviet-style" impeachment inquiry against the president that will ultimately produce a "tainted document."
Speaking outside of the hearing room, after he and fellow Republicans were denied access to the secretive proceedings on Wednesday, House Republican Whip Scalise declared that whatever impeachment evidence House Intel Committee Chair Schiff produces would be unfair, biased, and one-sided.
Rep. Scalise blasted Schiff for not acting in the interest of the American people.
Scalise accused Schiff of refusing to follow precedent and apply “the same rules for Republicans, same rules for Democrats.”
Top Republicans on three congressional committees also criticized Schiff for shifting course on calling the CIA "whistleblower" to testify before Congress.
According to the letter obtained by the Daily Caller, the Republicans requested that Schiff arranges public testimony for any other persons he uses for the alleged 12 complaints about Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.