Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went on CBS’s “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert and called on Congress to expel her GOP colleagues who sought pardons from former President Donald Trump over January 6.
AOC said: “I will say, bare minimum, those who specifically thought pardons for themselves should be expelled from the United States House of Representatives beyond a shadow of a doubt.
“Because if you are a duly elected official and in seeking a pardon, as you mentioned, you are consciously committing, you are admitting to committing a crime. What that means is that they were willing to commit crimes in order to illegally seize power.
“And no person of any party should be willing to do that in order to undermine our democracy.
“But that’s just the bare minimum.”
“I do believe that many of these individuals need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in order to establish and to prove to ourselves and to the world that there is rule of law in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Rep. @AOC (D-NY) says members of Congress who sought pardons from Donald Trump should be expelled:— The Recount (@therecount) June 29, 2022
"They were willing to commit crimes in order to illegally seize power, and no person … of any party should be willing to do that in order to undermine our democracy." pic.twitter.com/Uyd8OjJeWG
Megyn Kelly called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) a “moron” after the liberal New Yorker called for some Supreme Court justices to be impeached for the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Kelly said: “Well I’ll distinguish between the two because I think AOC is a moron. I think Elizabeth Warren is smart — she’s ideological and not necessarily aligned with you or with myself — but I think AOC is not that smart, and she really just wants to be a star.
“She’s sort of a Kardashian in Congress. I guarantee you she hasn’t read the decision, and I guarantee you she has no understanding of what substantive due process is, or the history of any of what she’s talking about.”
Kelly said AOC’s impeachment push was “ridiculous,” saying it “will go nowhere,” before adding “all the justices play a little fast and loose with how they’re going to decide cases and how they’re going to treat precedent.”
She continued: “These guys haven’t done anything wrong.
“They have interpreted the Constitution according to their judicial philosophy.
“People like Maxine Waters are out there saying we’re not going to follow it.
“You know what? You know what I have to say to her?
“Yes you are.
“You are going to have to follow it.
“Sorry, but your state is no longer going to perform abortions if you’re in a redder state, alright?
“She’s not, but women who are are not going to be able to find abortions because the clinics are going to close down because doctors don’t want to go to prison.
“It’s called federalism, and if they would just continue reading the Constitution, some of these things might become clear to them without you and/or yours truly having to explain it,” she said.