AOC 'takes no pleasure' in impeaching Trump, signs resolution after Mueller Report release

“Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet. “It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution,” added the self-avowed Democratic Socialist. “As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution.”

The lawmaker continued: "While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicity names Congress in determining obstruction, I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutinally mandated responsibility to investigate."

Many know I take no pleasure in discussions of impeachment.  I didn't campaign on it, & rarely discuss it unprompted.

We all prefer working on our priorities: pushing Medicare for All, tackling student loans, & a Green New Deal.

But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep

-- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 18, 2019

The development comes after Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) unveiled a measure requesting the House Judiciary Committee to look into whether the president was guilty of any impeachable wrongdoing.

“The actions of President Trump before he was officially sworn in as President of United States is currently being investigated by the Southern District of New York and much of it is part of the completed report by independent investigator, Robert Mueller,” wrote Tlaib in a letter to her Democrat colleagues last month, urging that they sign on to her resolutions.