AOC Seeks Impeachment Of Supreme Court Justices After Immunity Ruling

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has announced plans to file articles of impeachment against members of the U.S. Supreme Court following a ruling that grants presidents immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts. The decision, which was made by a 6-3 vote along ideological lines, has been met with significant controversy from the left.

The case in question involves President Donald Trump, who pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawfully attempting to overturn the 2020 election results. The Supreme Court’s ruling stated, “The President is not above the law. But under our system of separated powers, the President may not be prosecuted for exercising his core constitutional powers, and he is entitled to at least presumptive immunity from prosecution for his official acts.”

Ocasio-Cortez, reacting to the ruling, took to social media to voice her discontent. “The Supreme Court has become consumed by a corruption crisis beyond its control. 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,” she wrote.

Her announcement was met with immediate backlash. AG Hamilton, a conservative legal analyst, stated, “Filing articles of impeachment against SCOTUS because they ruled in a way you don’t like is an actual assault on our system. It’s indicative of someone who does not take their oath to the Constitution seriously and doesn’t belong anywhere near a position of authority.”

Attorney Julie Hamill criticized Ocasio-Cortez’s stance, calling it “dangerous insurrection talk” and noting her lack of formal legal education. Representative Greg Murphy (R-NC) expressed frustration with what he described as political theatrics, saying, “People are so damn tired of the theatrics.”

The debate over the Supreme Court’s ruling and Ocasio-Cortez’s response underscores the deep divisions and ongoing tensions within the U.S. political landscape. As the situation develops, it remains to be seen how Congress and the judiciary will navigate these challenges.