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AOC threatens Supreme Court articles of impeachment over immunity ruling

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., threatened to bring articles of impeachment against the Supreme Court after Monday’s immunity ruling regarding former President Trump. 

‘The Supreme Court has become consumed by a corruption crisis beyond its control,’ Ocasio-Cortez wrote on X. ‘Today’s ruling represents an assault on American democracy. It is up to Congress to defend our nation from this authoritarian capture. I intend on filing articles of impeachment upon our return.’ 

The ruling in question said a president has absolute immunity from prosecution for ‘actions within his conclusive and preclusive constitutional authority,’ and ‘presumptive immunity’ for official acts in general. The court said there is no immunity for unofficial acts.

Fox News Digital reached out to Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional office seeking clarification on who in particular she intends to impeach, but did not immediately hear back. 

Ocasio-Cortez was not the only congressional Democrat to blast the Supreme Court’s ruling.

In a statement, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., vowed that ‘House Democrats will engage in aggressive oversight and legislative activity with respect to the Supreme Court to ensure that the extreme, far-right justices in the majority are brought into compliance with the Constitution.’ 

‘Today’s Supreme Court decision to grant legal immunity to a former President for crimes committed using his official power sets a dangerous precedent for the future of our nation,’ Jeffries said. 
 

‘This is a sad day for America and a sad day for our democracy,’ Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wrote on X. ‘The very basis of our judicial system is that no one is above the law. Treason or incitement of an insurrection should not be considered a core constitutional power afforded to a president.’ 

The court’s ruling did not say whether any of Trump’s alleged actions fell under his constitutional powers, leaving such matters to be sorted out by a lower court.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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