Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., makes an objection to a Republican argument as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, 6/12/19. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) took to the Twitter machine to express much love for her BFF Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Maxine Waters (CA) for the “not easy” job of being on the early “Impeach!!” bandwagon.

Here’s what she wrote:

Because, ya know, it’s super-difficult to call for the impeachment of a Republican president when almost every Democrat you work with and most of the hardline Democrats in your solidly blue district want it, too.

She continued on:

Death threats are, of course, always unacceptable but as to the “criticism”? It mostly came from people who the AOCs, Tlaibs, and Mad Maxines of America view as accomplices to the alleged “corruption” and who have “blood on their hands” because they’re pro-life, support gun rights, and don’t view everything through the unhinged prism of Orange Man Bad.

Just for the record, let’s take a look at what Ocasio-Cortez is really praising here:

As I wrote last week, Maxine Waters was calling for Trump’s impeachment barely two weeks after he was inaugurated. And she wasn’t doing it over any allegations of impeachable offenses, because there weren’t any. She did it over political disagreements. Waters is the same Democrat who raged in 1998 that Republicans were using impeachment as a political tool due to the “hatred” they felt for President Bill Clinton.

Waters even went so far as to call Republican impeachment efforts against a president who had lied under oath a “coup-d’etat”:

Two years before she was elected to Congress, security staff dragged former Michigan state legislator Rashida Tlaib out of an August 2016 speech being given by then-nominee Donald Trump in Detroit.

Watch:

She later wrote an opinion piece comparing her actions to those of Rosa Parks:

I have heard critics calling it unbecoming of a former state legislator. Well, I believe it is unbecoming of any American to not stand up to Trump’s hate-filled rhetoric and tactics. Growing up the daughter of Palestinian immigrants in Detroit, I was taught about how Walter Reuther, Coleman Young, Rosa Parks, Viola Liuzzo and other great Detroiters risked their lives for justice. I still remember at the age of 12, learning that segregation had been permitted only a couple of decades before I was born and that a woman’s right to vote was not even a century old. But it was great Americans who stood up, some dying for the cause, to make our country better.

As I wrote in tweet response to AOC, this has been about Orange Man Bad from the start, not any alleged corruption. Trump had not even been elected in 2016 when Tlaib was having rage fits about him, and in 2017 after barely two weeks in office, Waters was floating impeachment based on political disagreement:

Speaking out against Trump and calling for his impeachment “is not easy”, says AOC. I know she’s a big fan of patting herself on the back and the backs of her comrades who act as she does, but this is complete and utter BS. The “Fearless Heroine Walking Against the Wind” act is getting really old.

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