When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has kicked it back into high gear this week with several precious gems of political comedy that are sure to entertain. The young lawmaker continued her push for impeaching President Donald Trump as if she actually believes he will be removed from office. But she also got some news from the court hearing the lawsuit filed against her and revealed her dire need for a history lesson.
Impeachment at All Costs!
A recent poll showed some troubling news for the hard left. Apparently, even after the recent brouhaha over Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine, the American public still does not favor impeaching him. It’s almost as if the nation has become accustomed to progressives and their allies in the press transforming political mole hills into the Mt. Everest of scandals.
But AOC seemed undeterred by the new data. In an appearance on CNN, she said: “I personally do not believe in fulfilling my obligations to my job based on polling data. I think we need to do our job and we’ve been elected and sent here by the people of the United States of America to fulfill all of our obligations under the Constitution of the United States.”
Well, apparently that whole “will of the people” thing doesn’t matter much to Ocasio-Cortez or her colleagues. While the number of Americans who wish to see Trump impeached rose after the news broke about the phone call, it appears more information is surfacing that is causing people to reconsider. It doesn’t look like that this will lessen AOC’s resolve, however.
AOC Has Some Splainin’ To Do
In other AOC news, the lawsuit that was filed against the representative is still being assessed in court. Former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind is suing the sensational socialist for blocking him on Twitter. A recent ruling found that President Donald Trump was not allowed to block critics on social media due to his being a government official. The suit against AOC claims that this ruling also applies to members of Congress.
The federal judge presiding over the case has requested that the congresswoman appear in court and explain her reasons for blocking certain individuals on social media. One of her aides stated that she decides to block people if their comments aren’t “constructive.” AOC only blocks people “If she feels the posts start reaching a point where it’s not constructive, where it’s an attack and where the person becomes so polarizing that she cannot have a conversation with them and they’re amplifying their platform.”
Apparently, that wasn’t good enough for the judge, who said “I think she has to testify. Her point is that this was an A-OK thing to do … she has to explain.” Conservatives all across the country began an earnest prayer for the representative to show up to court as the potential comedic implications are yuge. This writer, who enjoys providing you with an analysis on the many displays of AOC’s comic genius, is one of these conservatives.
A History Lesson is in Order
Last, but most certainly not least, AOC joined the fight to recognize the District of Columbia as a state. She joined with her fellow progressives in calling for the government to pass a resolution that would make this a reality. This is no surprise considering the fact that DC tends to lean to the left. But in her effort to explain why the US should make this decision, she took a few liberties with history.
On Twitter, the congresswoman expounded on the need for the US to give DC statehood: “DC was the 1st territory in the United States to free the enslaved,” she wrote. “It’s where Black Americans fled the tyranny of slavery & towards greater freedom, to DC. Yet today it’s where 2nd class citizenship reigns, and the right to vote is denied. It’s time to recognize DC statehood.”
There’s a problem here. DC was actually one of the last territories to free slaves. In fact, it remained legal to own slaves in the District of Colombia until 1862. It appears that the young lawmaker should start reading up on some of these things before attempting to appear knowledgeable.
What does AOC have in store for us next week? Tune in to find out!