Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Rational Democrats Say Listen to Constituents, Ocasio-Cortez Says ‘Impeach!’ and ‘Go Carbon Free!’

Dec. 5, 2018 (EIRNS)—Forty-six newly-elected House Democrats are urging the party leadership to focus on those issues that are of greatest concern to their constituents, such as the economy, the cost of healthcare, crumbling infrastructure, etc. These are greater priorities than investigating the President or trying to impeach him, they said.

In a letter to party leaders, the 46 legislators said that while they have a duty to exercise oversight over the Executive Branch,

“we must prioritize action on topics such as the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, our crumbling infrastructure, immigration, gun safety, the environment, and criminal justice reform.... While we may not always agree on how to approach every issue, we are united in the belief that we have a mandate to debate, draft, and work across the aisle to pass legislation.”

Seems like something a normal lawmaker might do, unless one is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York. The “Democratic-Socialist” has loudly announced that the impeachment of Donald Trump should be a top priority, and told reporters on Nov. 30 there should be no delay in beginning impeachment proceedings, because “we have far surpassed the standard” the Republican Party set when it impeached Bill Clinton. When pressed, she couldn’t explain what standard she was referring to, according to the Washington Examiner Dec. 4.

Aside from impeachment, Ocasio-Cortez is also demanding that the Democratic Party focus its legislative agenda on the so-called “Green New Deal,” a genocidal plan that would kill millions were it to be implemented. At a Dec. 3 event with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ocasio-Cortez elaborated on the “carbon-free future” the Green New Deal foresees for the United States. It will be, she boasted,

“the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation. That is the scale of the ambition that this movement is going to require.... We can use the transition to 100% renewable energy as the vehicle to establish economic, racial and social justice in America.”

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