AOC: Hunter Biden is Not an ‘Appropriate’ Witness For Impeachment Hearing
Socialist Rep says Republicans are making impeachment a 'partisan issue'
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Saturday that it was “inappropriate” to ask Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, to testify before Congress in the impeachment hearing, claiming Republicans were turning the inquiry into a “partisan issue."
But AOC has seemingly missed the fact that the entire ordeal surrounds a business deal in which Biden was allegedly involved.
Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks during an ABC News interview while she was on the campaign trail with presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“Congresswoman, I do want to ask you, we had some news that broke earlier today. Your Republican colleagues announced that they intend to call on Hunter Biden as a witness in this impeachment probe. Is he an appropriate witness?” ABC News asked.
“No, I don’t think he’s an appropriate witness, and not only that but I think that the reason they’re calling for these witnesses, these new witnesses, is because they want to make a spectacle and a circus out of this entire proceeding,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“They want to distract the American people from the very words that Donald Trump uttered from his mouth in that call with Ukrainian officials trying to extort a foreign government into intervening into the United States elections,” she said.
“And these witnesses that they’re calling are politically motivated,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
Ocasio-Cortez then claimed, “Republicans are turning this into a partisan issue."
The statement shows that the socialist Rep. has ignored the fact that it was, in fact, House Democrats who launched the inquiry - and not a single Republican voted in favor of it, and even two Democratic members voted against the measure.
“We need to protect the rule of law in the United States of America, and they’re imperiling it by trying to turn this into a sideshow, and it’s undignified, and it’s wrong,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
“And you know, that, on another level, is profoundly dangerous, and this is endangering people that we rely on to call on when government goes awry.”
.@AOC says Republicans want to call Hunter Biden as a witness to turn impeachment into a "sideshow."— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 11, 2019
FACT CHECK: By a 5-point margin, more voters would like Joe and Hunter Biden investigated than support holding hearings to consider impeachment of @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/ujljl6RrYb
“We rely on whistleblowers to maintain the integrity of our government, they play an important role, and that is why we have whistleblower protection laws on the books in the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez added, apparently oblivious, as stated by U.S. law, that it is not illegal for anyone to identify the whistleblower except for the inspector general.
According to RNC internal polling, 5% more Americans believe the Bidens should be investigated over their Ukraine business dealings, rather than support holding impeachment hearing on Trump.
Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Trump was a virus or a disease that Americans need to vaccinate themselves from.
“Trump is a symptom, he is a symptom of much deeper problems,” AOC said.
“Here’s the thing, is that we can beat him, but we have to vaccinate ourselves against something like this ever happening again,” Ocasio-Cortez said, referencing Trump’s election victory in 2016.
Last week, Devin Nunes, R-Calif., also formally requested that Schiff, D-Calif., testify in a closed-door setting as part of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
At the top of the list is Hunter Biden, who has emerged as a central figure in the Ukraine controversy due to his business dealings.
The impeachment inquiry began after a whistleblower reported that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation into the Biden family’s dealings in Ukraine.