'It is our job': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signs on to the movement to impeach Trump
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report makes it clear: There is substantial evidence that President Donald Trump is guilty of obstructing justice as a part of the Russia investigation. The report declines to bring such a charge, but it makes asserts that the responsibility for bringing such a charge falls to Congress.
Democrats in the House of Representatives, where impeachment would begin, are divided as ever on this front. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House majority leader, dismissed the idea as "not worthwhile" even after the report's release. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said it would be "fruitless" without GOP support.
But other Democrats have long been on board for impeaching Trump. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been one of the most vocal proponents of the move. And Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has likewise championed impeachment, and she has already brought a resolution forward to do so.
In response to the report's release, Rep. Alexandria, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), one of the most visible members of the new freshman class in the House, announced that she was joining that effort.
"Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President," she said in a tweet. "It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution. As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution."