Maxine Waters defies Nancy Pelosi and will continue to call for President Trump to be impeached.
In defiance of her parties leadership, Maxine Waters will continue to call for President Trump to be impeached regardless of the implications that her “impeach 45” rhetoric is hurting the Democrat parties chances of taking back the House.
Rep. Waters (D., Calif.) met with MSNBC host Joy Reid Sunday, and was asked about President Trump’s comments during his rally in Michigan Saturday, where he mocked Waters for calling for his impeachment when there is no basis.
Waters told Joy Reid that she will continue to call for the presidents impeachment.
“Well, first of all, he’s absolutely correct that I am encouraging impeachment, but he’s incorrect when he says and implies that at the rallies people are saying he’s done nothing wrong,” Waters said.
She went on to say her evidence that people do think Trump is guilty is the fact that her supporters “go nuts” for her talk of impeachment.
“That’s not what they’re saying back to me when I say impeach him,” Waters said. “I say ‘impeach 45’ and they go nuts and they agree, and 70 percent of Democrats in a recent poll said he should be impeached.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“Well, I respect that, and Nancy Pelosi has said all along that she really wanted everything geared towards talking about what we are doing and how we are working for the people and, you know, about our public policy,” Waters said. “I respect that, but, however, I’m with the 70 percent. I want him impeached.”
“I think this is the most outrageous human being that could ever represent our country and of course when you take a look at the lies that he has told,” Waters said, arguing that Trump has lied about his connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin and oligarchs in that country.
“I think we know enough about that, they hacked into the DNC,” Waters said. “He certainly can be accused of collusion and I think it’s going to be proven, so it’s a combination of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice that I believe will lead to this impeachment.”
Earlier on Sunday, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) dismissed Trump’s remarks about impeachment, arguing that Democrats did not actually support it. Jeffries argued on CNN that Trump was only talking about impeachment because he was “desperate” to inflame his supporters.