Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez announced she would sign on to Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) impeachment resolution which calls upon the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether the president committed offenses that could be considered impeachable.
Cortez wrote, “Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President. It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.”
The congresswoman continued, “While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction, I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate.”
Omar responded to a tweet from Tlaib calling for the president’s impeachment, writing, “Impeachment is part of our constitutional responsibility. We have an obligation to investigate whether the President committed impeachable offenses, including: -Obstruction of justice -Violating the Emoluments Clause -Collusion -Abuse of power”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said last month that she was not in favor of impeachment, calling it “divisive for the country.”
“I’m not for impeachment,”she told the Washington Post.
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”