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Democrats Debate Potential Trump Impeachment

Headline Roundup September 22nd, 2019

The decision to move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump continues to cause rifts within the Democratic party. While some high-profile Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) have been reluctant with formal impeachment proceedings, more progressive Dems including Rep. Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez (NY) are pushing forward on impeachment, and have been critical of Pelosi and others who haven't committed.

Democrats Debate Potential Trump Impeachment

From the Left
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Saturday, calling the Democratic Party’s reluctance to impeach President Donald Trump a “national scandal.”

“At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior ― it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted late Saturday.

The freshman lawmaker’s tweet follows reports that a U.S. intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint last month allegedly involving Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a front-runner in the 2020 Democratic...

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From the Right
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apparently reached a boiling point over moderate House Democrats’ caution regarding the prospect of impeaching President Trump.

The go-slow approach is personified by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with whom Ocasio-Cortez has had an often contentious relationship since the freshman lawmaker arrived in Washington just eight months ago.

The New York Democrat told her more than 5 million Twitter followers late Saturday that the Democrats’ “refusal” to seek the removal of the president was a “bigger national scandal” than what she alleged was the president’s “lawbreaking...

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From the Center
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Among Democrats in Congress, a new impeachment divide is emerging: Not only do they remain deeply split over whether President Donald Trump ought to be impeached, they can’t agree on whether they have, in fact, already begun the process.

As the various investigations, hearings, and court battles heat up, Democratic leaders seem unable to decide whether it’s all still a prelude – or if an “impeachment investigation,” as House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler of New York now terms it, is actually underway.

“If we have to go there,...

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