AOC Releases Supreme Court Impeachment Plan

( – Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York announced that she plans on introducing articles of impeachment against the Supreme Court following the recent decision to grant presidential immunity for official Executive actions.

On Monday, July 1st, the US Supreme Court came to a 6-3 decision that presidents are immune from prosecution for official Executive acts while in office. All three liberal justices dissented while the conservative majority supported the ruling. The decision does not apply to unofficial acts but determined that few situations qualify as such, including public remarks about a wide range of topics in American life that a president is expected to comment on.

Prosecutors argue that at the time of Trump’s widespread questioning of the 2020 presidential election, he was acting as a candidate and not president. His legal team argued the opposite, and the recent ruling could see those charges related to alleged election interference brought against him by special counsel Jack Smith dropped after deciding Trump’s public comments about events in American life and society fall “within the outer perimeter” of “official responsibilities.”

In the afternoon on the day of the decision, Ocasio-Cortez responded to the ruling in a social media post and promised to bring forward articles of impeachment, arguing that the Supreme Court is now “consumed by a corruption crisis beyond its control.” She also called the decision “an assault on American democracy,” proclaiming that Congress is responsible for defending the nation from what she called an “authoritarian capture.”

One of the powers invested in Congress is that of impeachment, and they have the authority to impeach and convict justices. That has only happened once in American history, in 1804 when Congress impeached Justice Samuel Chase. He was later acquitted by the Senate.

GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik called the decision a “historic victory” for “Trump, the Constitution, the rule of law, and the American people.” Trump himself responded to the ruling by describing it as a “big win” for the Constitution and democracy.

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