AOC slammed Democrat Tulsi Gabbard for being the only House Democrat to vote “present” on Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment hoax against President Trump.
Tulsi Gabbard, one of the Democrats 2020 clown car of candidates, said Tuesday that she supported Trump’s censure, but would not back the Democrat’s impeachment vote.
She cast a “present” vote for both articles brought against the president — that he abused the power of his office for personal gain and he obstructed Congress by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment hearings.
In a statement after the vote, Gabbard said she was “standing in the center” with her vote.
AOC told reporters after the impeachment hoax vote Wednesday:
“Today was very consequential, and to not take a stand one way or another, on a day of such great consequence to this country, I think is quite difficult,”
“We are sent here to lead.”
AOC whining ‘We’re here to lead‘ I’m not sure what she meant the only thing that comes to mind is “America Into Ruin.”
Rep. Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not speak on the House floor while most other members gave 30-second to one-minute speeches to explain or justify their stances.
During the second vote on charges of obstruction of Congress, Gabbard was seen standing against the back wall of the House chamber on the side where Republicans sit, according to Fox News.
After the presidential contender stunned House Democrats and Republicans alike by refusing to opt for or against the two articles, Gabbard released a statement explaining her decision.
“After doing my due diligence in reviewing the 658-page impeachment report, I came to the conclusion that I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no,” the Hawaii Democrat said.
“I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing.
“I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting President must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country,” Gabbard added.
Two other Democrats voted no against the first article of impeachment voted on Wednesday night.
Jeff Van Drew, 66, a freshman who represents New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota, 75, a conservative Democrat who represents Minnesota’s 7th District, were the only Democrats to cross the aisle on the first article.
On the second article — the obstruction charge — Rep. Jared Golden of Maine joined both Van Drew and Peterson in casting a “nay” vote.
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