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Ocasio-Cortez says she will sign Trump impeachment resolution

The Hill logo The Hill 4/18/2019 Rachel Frazin

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Ocasio-Cortez says she will sign Trump impeachment resolution © Getty Images Ocasio-Cortez says she will sign Trump impeachment resolution Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that she would sign on to a resolution calling for an investigation into whether President Trump should be impeached, citing special counsel Robert Mueller's report in her decision-making.

"Mueller's report is clear in pointing to Congress' responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President," she tweeted.

"It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution," the progressive lawmaker added. "As such, I'll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib's impeachment resolution."

Fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) last month introduced a resolution calling for an investigation by the House Judiciary Committee into whether Trump committed impeachable offenses. Tlaib said at the time that she hopes the resolution "ensures we don't have a lawless society that results in irreparable harm to the American people."

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) also reiterated his support for impeaching Trump after the Mueller report's publication. Green has repeatedly pressed for Trump's removal, including over the objections of House Democratic leadership.

He said during a Thursday press conference that Mueller has "given us ample evidence for us to move forward with impeachment."

Green's previous pushes for impeachment have won the support of approximately 60 Democrats each on the House floor.

The Department of Justice on Thursday released a redacted version of Mueller's report looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election. The report said no one from the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow during the campaign, but left open the question of whether or not Trump obstructed justice after taking office.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that he would subpoena the full Mueller report, without redactions.

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