After President Donald Trump selected an excerpt from a recent quote from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in an effort to make his case against impeachment, the freshman lawmaker hit back in a response to his tweet.
The president added to the selective quote that “the only reason they play the impeachment card, which cannot legally be used” is that Democrats are concerned about losing the election.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “I think we have a very real risk of losing the Presidency to Donald Trump.” I agree, and that is the only reason they play the impeach card, which cannot be legally used!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2019
“Mr. President, you’re from Queens,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “You may fool the rest of the country, but I’ll call your bluff any day of the week. Opening an impeachment inquiry is exactly what we must do when the President obstructs justice, advises witnesses to ignore legal subpoenas and more.”