Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tore into Sen. Lindsey Graham on Twitter on Friday after he tweeted his disapproval of any motion to impeach President Trump following the rioting at the Capitol this week.
“As President @realDonaldTrump stated last night, it is time to heal and move on,” Graham tweeted Friday, referring to the president’s video remarks condemning violence from his supporters at the Capitol Wednesday.
“If Speaker Pelosi pushes [impeachment] in the last days of the Trump presidency it will do more harm than good. I’m hopeful President-elect Biden sees the damage that would be done from such action.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently suggested House lawmakers would move to impeach the president if Vice President Pence and other Cabinet officials declined to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Graham’s tweets by calling him out for defending the president, whom many Democrats and some Republicans have condemned as responsible for inciting Wednesday’s riots.
“‘Move on?’ ‘Moving on’ does not mean ‘forget about it,’ @LindseyGrahamSC,” she wrote. “’Moving on’ requires accountability. Attacking our nation without recourse or responsibility isn’t ‘moving on.’ A Capitol Police officer just died. Why are you defending this?”
Graham did not immediately respond to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet, but he continued on in a thread on Twitter stating that impeachment would be unsuccessful in the Senate.
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