A freshman member of Congress joined Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” Podcast on Sunday where she accused President Donald J. Trump of “tax fraud” without evidence in an attempt to justify his impeachment.
“I think you could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable of this president. I support impeaching this president,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
When pressed on specifics, she mentioned the emoluments clause of the Constitutions, which federal appeals court judges have said do not apply to Trump. She proceeded to falter when asked to name more impeachable offenses. Instead of walking back her overzealous comments, she simply fabricated an impeachable offense – tax fraud.
“For a second potential impeachable offense, Ocasio-Cortez pointed to ‘tax fraud.’ She later explained she was referring to indications that Trump has falsely deflated the value of his various properties in order to lower his property-tax payments,” Yahoo reported.
The hosts of the podcasts did not ask her whether she had any hard evidence for this accusation. Rather, they let a freshman congresswoman accuse a sitting president of a felony without pushback.
The hosts – at their own peril – did ask for AOC for a third reason to impeach Trump, even after she fabricated the second.
She once again offered up speculation.
Quoting an anonymous “senior official” within the Trump administration, conspiracy theory network CNN reported that Trump offered a pardon to incoming Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan if McAleenan found himself in hot water for rejecting asylum seekers from crossing the border, which would be a violation of U.S. law.
Whether this conversation ever took place is unknown, and the White House denies the report.
But AOC still used it as a third reason to justify Trump’s impeachment.
In sum, the AOC case for impeachment is as follows: fake “tax fraud,” unprovable accusations of asking someone to potentially break the law, and the emoluments clause, which even federal judges do not think applies to Trump.
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PATHETIC: National Guard Booted to Parking Lot After Democrat Congressman Complained They Weren’t Wearing Masks
The Democrat complained about masks.
New reports suggest that a detachment of National Guard personnel present in Washington, DC for Inauguration duties were kicked out of their spartan lodging in the Capitol to a parking lot after a Democrat Congressman complained that one of the guardsmen wasn’t wearing a mask at a Dunkin’ Donuts inside the Capitol.
Breitbart News has learned that Massachusetts Democrat Will Keating reported that he encountered a soldier at the Capitol without a mask. When Keating told the guardsman to wear a mask, the service member told Keating, “I appreciate my freedom.”
This event reportedly led to the entire National Guard detachment being kicked out of their lodging inside a Capitol lobby to an outdoor parking lot, where they were exposed to freezing temperatures.
Keating has declined to comment on the exchange, with reports suggesting he reported the incident to Capitol Police. This led to the Guard being booted outside as a punishment.
“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” one Guard member told Politico about being kicked to the curb.
Establishment Democrats had been eager to use the military service members as political props, even after a fiasco in which they were caught trying to purge conservative-leaning Guard personnel for insufficiently loyalty to the Biden government. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas recalled the detachments of their state National Guards from DC following the second incident of disrespect to the troops, with the former rejecting the idea of FL Guard members being utilized as Nancy Pelosi’s personal servants.
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