AOC Needs to GO: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a Marxist revolutionary masquerading as a “defender” of “our democracy”.
Of course, AOC’s definition of “democracy” is not inclusive at all. It is highly restrictive. Democracy, according to AOC and her fellow Democrats, is reserved only for the anointed few who believe in the same insanity that she (and her donors) do.
That is why AOC’s recent tirades against the Supreme Court are so troubling from back in the Spring.
Up until recently, AOC could be ignored as an ignorant backbencher in Congress who got the perks of having a safe seat in Congress with no real responsibility. Now, however, she has committee assignments. As her stature on the Hill grows, her media profile expands, and her deleterious impact on our society increases.
AOC is Getting More Powerful
Take her stunning opposition to the recent Supreme Court rulings on abortion a few months ago. Certainly, that is a Congresswoman’s right to express disagreement with members of another coequal branch of government. Although, she has taken it to the extreme. AOC is now demanding that both the Legislative Branch, and more importantly, the Executive Branch as led by President Joe Biden, simply ignore the Supreme Court rulings with which they disagree.
Of course, AOC has a disturbing double-standard on this issue. When it was former President Donald J. Trump was issuing executive orders limiting immigration, AOC and her gal pals on the Left were insisting that Trump be made to comport both with congressional as well as Supreme Court standards and rulings.
To be fair, at the time, she was correct. No president may issue executive orders or act outside of the written law. What’s more, presidents—and congress—are required to follow Supreme Court rulings after they’ve been handed down.
It’s Not Fascism When AOC Does It
Flash forward to three years after Trump is out of office and it’s the Democrats who have the reins of power (at least in the Executive Branch) and AOC is now telling her party to do precisely what she was arguing against the GOP doing when they were in charge. I am not writing this point out the hypocrisy of AOC and the Left.
That’s a tired old trope on the Right and doesn’t get anyone, anywhere. Everyone fundamentally knows that the road to power is paved by hypocrisy and betrayal. The Democrats—particularly ideological hacks, like AOC—take the cake in the hypocrisy department.
The issue is that AOC is likely in violation of Congressional standards. Even though a Congresswoman cannot be impeached as a president or even a judge can be, they can be removed from office by a two-thirds vote in the House of Representatives.
Making AOC Pay
It is unlikely that the GOP, despite having control over the House, has the votes to push AOC out. But they should still make a big spectacle about her continual violations of Congressional standards. What’s more, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) should immediately remove AOC from any of her committee assignments, relegating her to the backbench where she belongs.
It is not acceptable for elected members of the Legislative Branch to openly call both for her branch as well as the Executive Branch to flout the rulings of the United States Supreme Court, the hallmark of the Judicial Branch. We’ve already struggled with more than a century’s worth of excesses from the Executive Branch and a consistently weak Legislative Branch.
The last thing we need now is a war upon the third branch, the Judicial, in which Leftist partisans in the other two branches simply cherry-pick which rulings they will follow based on their short-sighted ideological preferences.
Especially when they will have set a new precedent which the other side will definitely follow and abuse as much as the Left intends to. AOC is proving to be far too dangerous our actual representative democracy by abusing her position to influence people into flouting our Constitutional norms.
Only the GOP-controlled House can punish her and put her in her place. They cannot abide for the sickening abuses she and her Left-wing colleagues are calling for. Not if we plan to save our democracy.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.