Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is demanding the impeachment of President Donald Trump over a new report alleging what many Democrats claim exposes corrupt activity.
"The President is corrupt and must be impeached," Ocasio-Cortez said late Friday.
The President is corrupt and must be impeached. https://t.co/L4fS2pExDe— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1567818249.0
The renewed calls for impeachment comes after Politico reported the House Oversight Committee is investigating why an Air National Guard unit stopped at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland while traveling to and from Kuwait earlier this year.
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Since April, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating why the crew on the C-17 military transport plane made the unusual stay — both en route to the Middle East and on the way back — at the luxury waterside resort, according to several people familiar with the incident. But they have yet to receive any answers from the Pentagon.
The inquiry is part of a broader, previously unreported probe into U.S. military expenditures at and around the Trump property in Scotland. According to a letterthe panel sent to the Pentagon in June, the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport — the closest airport to Trump Turnberry — since October 2017, fuel that would be cheaper if purchased at a U.S. military base. The letter also cites a Guardian report that the airport provided cut-rate rooms and free rounds of golf at Turnberry for U.S. military members.
Taken together, the incidents raise the possibility that the military has helped keep Trump's Turnberry resort afloat — the property lost $4.5 million in 2017, but revenue went up $3 million in 2018.
In response, Democratic lawmakers, like Ocasio-Cortez, accused the administration of corruption.
This is insanely corrupt! There is so much of it since he has taken office that we don’t need Muller report for i… https://t.co/7Pt5fh4kjL— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1567819127.0
Dear Secretary of Defense @EsperDoD: This smells like corruption. Can you explain to the American people why US mi… https://t.co/X0hYcrCYhx— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1567815494.0
The report came on the same day House Democrats revealed their intentions to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump, scheduling a vote next week on parameters for special House Judiciary Committee hearings.