AOC Claims Trump is “Clearly Engaged in Extortion and Bribery”

Speaking to Yahoo News, freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued President Trump is “clearly engaged in extortion and bribery.”

From Yahoo

“We’re kind of knee-deep here in impeachment inquiry and so at this point, I think we’re beyond the question as to whether Trump has committed a crime or whether he’s violated the Constitution,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “He’s clearly engaged in extortion and bribery.”

When Ocasio-Cortez began calling for impeachment, she said the president had done “so many things … that are impeachable,” including violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by receiving payments from foreign countries while in office and engaging in possible tax fraud. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was initially reluctant to impeach Trump, launched a formal inquiry in September following revelations of a complaint from an intelligence community whistleblower who alleged that military assistance to Ukraine was withheld as Trump pushed that country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival.

In a recent tweet and video highlighting her support for Bernie Sanders, AOC wrote:

I want to be the party of the New Deal again.

The party of the Civil Rights Act,
the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people.

For that, many would call us radical.
But we aren’t “pushing the party left,”
we are bringing the party home.

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