Ocasio-Cortez: Removing Trump from office won't fix country's problems

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezFeminists should thank God for capitalism Progressive group comes out against Biden's White House bid Trump says Ocasio-Cortez is 'correct' in comments about VA MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE is a "symptom of much deeper problems" that would not go away if he was removed from office.

"As horrific as this president is, he is a symptom of much deeper problems," the New York lawmaker tweeted.

"Even foreign influence plays on nat’l wounds that we refuse to address: income inequality, racism, corruption, a willingness to excuse bigotry." 

Ocasio-Cortez made the comments while sharing a tweet from actor George Takei, who said that even if Trump were impeached "we have serious issues to sort out."


Earlier Sunday, Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress revealing that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's report did not find evidence of collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.

That issue had been considered by many a potential avenue for impeachment of Trump if collusion was proven.

Ocasio-Cortez continued Sunday to argue that the impact of Trump's presidency goes beyond him as an individual.

"He can stay, he can go. He can be impeached, or voted out in 2020," she wrote. "But removing Trump will not remove the infrastructure of an entire party that embraced him; the dark money that funded him; the online radicalization that drummed his army; nor the racism he amplified+reanimated."

"In order for us to heal as a nation, we ALL must pursue the hard work of addressing these root causes. It’s not as easy as voting," Ocasio-Cortez added.

"It means having uncomfortable moments convos w/ loved ones, w/ media, w/ those we disagree, and yes - within our own party, too. It’s on all of us."

While some Democrats, including Reps. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAmnesty International, lawmakers denounce Saudi executions: 'Appalling' Democrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE (D-Mich.) and Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDemocrats are playing voters on their fantasies for impeachment On The Money: Fed pick Moore says he will drop out if he becomes a 'political problem' | Trump vows to fight 'all the subpoenas' | Deutsche Bank reportedly turning Trump records over to NY officials | Average tax refund down 2 percent Suspect charged for pipe bomb mailings says Trump rallies became like a 'drug' for him MORE (D-Calif.), have publicly called for Trump to be impeached, leadership has been hesitant.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez said she would defer to party leadership on the issue.