Skip to comments.AOC slams Tulsi Gabbard over ‘present’ vote on impeachment articles
Posted on 12/19/2019 11:03:14 AM PST by powermill
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard for being the only House Democrat to vote present on impeachment articles against President Trump and refusing to take a stand.
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, Ocasio-Cortez told reporters after the historic vote Wednesday, adding, We are sent here to lead.
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.
Gabbards present votes were essentially her way of abstaining from taking a position on the issue, while still voting on the measures.
Ocasio-Cortez didnt buy her explanation.
Whenever we have a vote, we should vote yes and we should vote no,' the New York Democrat said. Voting present is a very tough position to be in. To not take a stand in a moment that is so consequential, I think its quite difficult.
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Talk about a mouth breather...
AOC’s The Boss.
Much as I detest AOC what she says is true. I wonder who told her to say it. She’s too vacuous to come up with such an idea herself.
Gabbards trying to have it both ways.
This can ONLY BE SETTLED by a mud wresting event in bikinis.
Tulsi wants to be able to get “independent” votes.
She’s one of the brighter ones of a typically low-lumen bunch.
Everybody has an opinion - and AOC thinks they should all be hers.
I hope AOC is gone in January 2021.
She’s a snot. Everything she says is a smart-assed snark.
I wish Tulsi would drop her on her skinny ass.
I’ll have to agree with the horse-toothed commie putz on that one, D1.
Tulsi - you know, the “hot one” that so many here rave about - didn’t have the GUTS to vote one way or the other.
She voted “Look, I showed up”.
Real brave, that one.
jello wrestling duel to the finish!
I’d love to see AOC mouth off to Tulsi in person. >:D
For once AOC is right. You take a stand and either vote yea or nay. The woman thinks she can be POTUS while being incapable of making a simple if tough choice.
......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,....
By saying that the bogus impeachment vote was “very consequential”, AOC once again demonstrates her stupidity!! PHOOEY!!!!
We are sent here to lead.
WRONG DUMBASS! You are sent there to REPRESENT!
I second that motion!
I would need to read up on the advantages of both jello and mud wrestling before deciding which would be visually better :)
We’ve broken 42 progressive rules in just a few sentences :)
Someone needs to tell AOC the only reason she’s any where is as a replacement for dumb blonde jokes.
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