Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

New York Rep. AOC Vows She’s Coming For The Supreme Court With Impeachment Articles

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The recent Supreme Court ruling granting former presidents absolute immunity for official acts has sparked a firestorm of controversy, with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) vowing to introduce articles of impeachment against the justices.

This decision, which some argue places presidents above the law, has far-reaching implications for the future of American democracy.

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on Monday centered around the federal case against former President Donald Trump’s alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Trump’s attorneys argued that his actions constituted official presidential acts, and that he was therefore immune from prosecution.

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Prosecutors, however, contended that Trump was acting as a candidate, not as the president, at the time.

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court sided with Trump, ruling that former presidents have absolute immunity for official acts but no immunity for private acts.

This decision has been met with widespread criticism, with many legal and political analysts warning that it could place presidents above the law and undermine the principles of accountability and the rule of law.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced plans to introduce articles of impeachment against the court’s justices. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “The Supreme Court has become consumed by a corruption crisis beyond its control. Today’s ruling represents an assault on American democracy. It is up to Congress to defend our nation from this authoritarian capture. I intend on filing articles of impeachment upon our return.”

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While AOC’s call for impeachment has garnered significant attention, it remains uncertain whether it will garner the necessary support from her fellow House Democrats. The narrow Republican control of the House of Representatives also poses a significant hurdle, as it is unlikely that the GOP-led chamber would vote to impeach the justices.

Moreover, even if the House were to vote for impeachment, the process would then move to the Senate, where a two-thirds majority is required to convict and remove the justices from office. Given the current partisan divide in Congress, securing such a supermajority vote would be an immense challenge.

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