Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., joined the legion of Game of Thrones fans disappointed by the shows finale.
Im sad, said Ocasio-Cortez in a video of the two legislators posted to Warrens Twitter account Tuesday. Disappointed about it.
The pair bemoaned the arcs of the female characters who seemed prime to rule at the end of the series. Instead, one went crazy and the other settled for ruling only part of the continent. The lawmakers were not alone in their distaste for the series treatment of its female characters, which was discussed at length throughout the shows final season.
Its like, ugh, this was written by men, said Ocasio-Cortez. The series showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have faced criticism over the shows eight-season run for their depictions of sexual assault and characterization of women.
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Warren had previously written about Game of Thrones and had expressed her love for HBOs Ballers, which stars Dwayne the Rock Johnson. Ocasio-Cortez told Yahoo News Skullduggery podcast in April that she hoped the show ended in democracy, a concept previously considered and then dismissed in the finale.
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) made headlines by calling for taxing the robots of the emergent digital economy. That followed her previous call for a 70% top marginal income-tax rate on the richest and Sen. Elizabeth Warrens (D., Mass.) plan for a 2% wealth tax on assets worth more than $50 million (and 3% on assets worth more than $1 billion).
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has called on House Democrats to “move forward” with impeaching President Trump, adding that if they fail to do so it could be viewed as a “politically motivated” decision.
The second aspect of predistribution responds to the hard reality coming our way: Technological innovation, from basic automation to artificial intelligence, is divorcing employment from productivity growth and wealth creation.
The freshman New Yorker issued the call to arms to members of her party shortly after White House Counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena and skipped a committee hearing at Trump's direction.
The move infuriated Democrats and touched off what could be another high-profile battle over holding a Trump official in contempt of Congress.
“Let me be clear, this committee will hear Mr. McGahn's testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y, said at the beginning of the hearing which McGahn did not attend.
Speaking to reporters from a hallway inside the Capitol, Ocasio-Cortez said members of her party must understand how the decision whether or not to impeach the president will be viewed.
“Just as impeaching without cause could be construed, and is, politically motivated choosing to not impeach when there is an abundance of cause could also be construed similarly,” she said.
PELOSI 'ISN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO HOLD OFF' IMPEACHMENT PUSH FROM INSIDE HER PARTY, SENIOR HOUSE DEM TELLS FOX NEWS
Ocasio-Cortez was also asked by CNN’s Manu Raju if Democrats should impeach Trump in the wake of McGahn’s no-show.
“You know, I trust the speaker is taking a measured approach to ensure that we’re moving everyone forward and, you know, being a speaker is hard, holding this party together is a difficult task,” the freshman congresswoman said.
The development comes one day after a senior House Democrat — speaking on the condition of anonymity — told Fox News that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could soon be left with no choice but to embrace calls from some within her party to impeach Trump.
The official said, despite Pelosi’s repeated attempt to quell talk of impeaching the president, she “isn’t going to be able to hold off on impeachment much longer.”
“It is coming to a head,” the Democrat told Fox News, before predicting the mounting pressure from inside her own ranks could force Pelosi to change her position “within the next two weeks.”