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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Donald Trump’s Impeachment After Mueller’s First Public Remarks

Calls from Democratic members of Congress to begin an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump increased after special counsel Robert Mueller publicly weighed in on Wednesday for the first time about his probe.

Mueller, who has been investigating the president and Russian interference in the 2016 election for the past two years, noted that charging Trump with obstruction of justice was “not an option” for the special counsel’s office because of a Justice Department policy. For many elected officials, this suggested that it was up to Congress to hold the president accountable by starting an impeachment inquiry.

“Mueller is playing a game of Taboo with Congress. His word is ‘impeach,’” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Party leaders, however, have suggested that such efforts would be risky and are not a primary goal. Instead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have stated that the main focus should be on oversight efforts.

“The Special Counsel’s report revealed that the President’s campaign welcomed Russian interference in the election, and laid out eleven instances of the President’s obstruction of the investigation,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The Congress holds sacred its constitutional responsibility to investigate and hold the President accountable for his abuse of power. The Congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and secure our democracy.”

But calls on the left for impeachment are getting louder. Following Mueller’s brief speech from the Department of Justice, members of Congress, including several presidential candidates, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ),  former housing and urban development secretary Julián Castro, former representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and more have used Twitter to press the need for starting an impeachment inquiry.

Among them are Latina women. Earlier this week, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) encouraged Pelosi and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to take a more aggressive stance on the matter. “I believe we need to begin an impeachment inquiry,” she tweeted Tuesday. In April, Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) told the Washington Post there is enough evidence in front of us to move forward” on impeachment proceedings and that “if it came up for a vote today, I would vote to impeach this president.”

The growing calls for impeachment comes as tension between the president and Democrats intensify. Last week, Trump walked out of a White House meeting on infrastructure with top Democrats, saying he wouldn’t work with them or lower the cost of prescription drugs unless they stopped investigating into his presidency.

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AOC Wants Coronavirus ‘Reparations’ For Minority Communities

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AOC Wants Coronavirus ‘Reparations’ For Minority Communities

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For minority groups, there’s no denying that COVID-19 has had extreme effects.

According to reports COVID-19 deaths have appeared at disproportionate amounts in African-American and immigrant communities. In New York, where COVID-19 deaths have reached all highs, nearly a third of New York City’s infections are in Queens- a city with one of the most diverse populations in the world. More alarming is the fact that the hardest-hit neighborhoods are ones populated by undocumented and working-class people. In a recent interview with Democracy Now! Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Trump’s response to the pandemic for its part in the many deaths occurring across the United States highlighting them “deaths of incompetence,” “deaths of science denial” and “deaths of inequality.”

In her recent interview, Ocasio-Cortez called for coronavirus reparations for minorities.

Speaking about the enormous racial and ethnic disparity in the Coronavirus cases appearing in hospitals across the country, particularly the deaths that are occurring, Ocasio-Cortez emphasized the need for government intervention. Particularly when it comes to Queens, New York. “This is one of the most working-class and, as you mentioned, blackest and brownest communities in New York City. It is extraordinarily dense. Even for New York City, it is a very dense and densely populated community,” Ocasio-Cortez explained. “It’s no surprise that, you know, in the wake of this pandemic, right after the Trump administration announced its public charge rule, which basically said, if you are undocumented and seek public services, public healthcare, SNAP, WIC, etc., then you will be essentially put on a fast track to either denial of citizenship or outright deportation — and so, now that we have this pandemic and it is hardest-hitting in communities that are heavily immigrant and also with strong historically black communities, as well, that people are either afraid to go to Elmhurst Hospital out of the cost or out of sheer fear that they will be put in the public charge list.”

Since the rise of the pandemic, Ocasio-Cortez has eagerly pointed out the higher numbers of COVID-19 fatalities in low-income communities and its roots in underlying inequality.

“COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” Ocasio-Cortez expressed her outrage in a Tweet last Friday. “Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions,” the Bronx-born lawmaker added. Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”

Bernie Sanders Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race Clearing Path For Joe Biden

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Bernie Sanders Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race Clearing Path For Joe Biden

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After a long and valiant fight for Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has dropped out. Sen. Sanders led an energized campaign among young voters offering a future of closing economic inequality, Medicare for all, and affordable college for anyone who wants it. His ideas have forever changed the Democratic party and are pushing the platform to be one of the most progressive platforms in history.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has officially ended his campaign to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

“I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth and that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden and the path towards victory is nearly impossible,” Sen. Sanders told his supporters in a video. “So while we are winning the ideological battle, and while we are winning the support of so many young people and working people throughout the country, I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic presidential nomination will not be successful. So, today, I’m announcing the suspension of my campaign.”

Sen. Sanders is calling on his supporters to join the larger fight for Democratic causes.

Now that Sen. Sanders has left the presidential race, Biden is the presumptive nominee. The former vice president has been leading in delegates since Super Tuesday with African-American voters showing up in large numbers to support Biden.

Sen. Sanders supporters are saddened by the news that their favorite abuelo will no longer be in the race.

Sen. Sanders tapped into emotions that have long bubbled under the political landscape. People want change and they want the kind of change that is going to positively impact their life. This means making healthcare, education, and social support more accessible. For millions of voters, Sen. Sanders was the candidate to make that happen.

His supporters felt seen by Sen. Sanders.

Sen. Sanders undoubtedly ran a campaign that spoke to the people who felt forgotten by politicians. Young voters, especially young Latino voters, flocked to Sen. Sanders because of his message of fighting for everyone to give America the best of what the people deserve.

Democratic candidates who have already left the race shared messages of support and appreciation for Sen. Sanders.

Beto O’Rourke was one of the many Democratic candidates fighting to become the Democratic presidential nominee. Recently, O’Rourke joined a handful of Democratic politicians who threw their support behind Biden after Super Tuesday and it seemed he would be the nominee.

Despite the politics and the global pandemic, people are grateful for Sen. Sanders and his fight for the common people.

Thank you, indeed Sen. Sanders has stayed true to his beliefs for decades and has bee able to energize a voting bloc that is often left out due to a lack of participation. Now, young voters are able to understand the importance of their input in politics.

READ: Latino Voters Deliver Bernie Sanders Major Victory In California Primary