AOC Threatens Supreme Court Impeachment Over Presidential Immunity Ruling

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced her intention to file articles of impeachment against U.S. Supreme Court justices following a controversial ruling on presidential immunity. The high court’s decision, which ruled that presidents are immune from criminal prosecution for official acts, has sparked significant backlash.

The justices voted 6-3 along ideological lines, sending the case against former President Donald Trump back to a lower court for further review. Trump had pleaded not guilty to charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The 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 expressed her outrage on social media, declaring, “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.”

Her statement drew criticism from various quarters. AG Hamilton, a conservative legal commentator, responded, “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 also criticized Ocasio-Cortez’s reaction, labeling it as “dangerous insurrection talk” and highlighting her lack of legal education. Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) added, “People are so damn tired of the theatrics.”

This development adds another layer of tension to the ongoing debates about the judiciary’s role and the balance of powers within the U.S. government.