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AOC Now Using J6 to Demand GOP Members be Expelled from Congress

If there is anything that the whole nation can agree on when it comes to House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it is that the precocious progressive certainly knows how to get attention.

The latest attempt to scare up a little limelight for herself comes after the January 6th select committee investigation suggested that several members of the Republican Party were seeking pardons from Donald Trump during the last days of his presidency, and in connection with the events of that fateful day.

AOC has now found a way to spin this into a call to have her colleagues removed from office.

During a Tuesday appearance on CBS’s “The Late Show,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called on her GOP colleagues that sought pardons from former President Donald Trump over the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol to be “expelled” from Congress.

In testimony provided to the House Select Committee investigating the riot, Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Scott Perry (R-PA) were all named as having asked Trump for pardons.

Ocasio-Cortez argued that those members of Congress “were willing to commit crimes in order to illegally seize power.” She added they needed “to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

“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,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Stephen Colbert.

She continued.

“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,” she continued. “What that means is that they were willing to commit crimes in order to illegally seize power, and no person of any power, and of any seat, of any party, should be willing to do that in order to undermine our democracy. But that’s just the bare minimum.”

Then, to complete her unhinged rant, AOC went on to suggest that these member also be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.

Cross-posted with Flag and Cross

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