Mad Maxine Waters Finally Gives Up On Impeaching Trump
Rep. Maxine Waters has been a one-trick pony since President Trump took office Jan. 20, 2017 — impeach, impeach, impeach.
But with the news that special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded his investigation into allegations that Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russia to alter the outcome of the 2016 election, Mad Maxine has apparently been put out to pasture.
“I think we do nothing now but concentrate on getting the information, getting that report,” a subdued Waters told Politico, referring to the yet-to-be-released Mueller report. Impeachment, she said, has “never been discussed as a strategy for this caucus. It’s only a few of us.”
Perhaps members of “this caucus” have told Waters to tone it down. House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi opposes the move, saying, “I’m not for impeachment. Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.” She added: “And he’s just not worth it.”
But that has never stopped Waters from pushing the divisive notion before. In fact, shortly after the Mueller report findings were released last week, she said on MSNBC that “it is not the end of everything.”
“This president has a way of trying to get into people’s heads and indoctrinate them,” she said. “He’s going try to conclude that this report is proof that there is no collusion and you have a lot of his sycophants who will take the nod from him and they’ll say the same thing.”
The career politician added: “This is not the end of anything. Well, it is the end of the report and the investigation by Mueller, but those of us who share these committees with our oversight because there is so much that needs to be taken a look at this point. It is not the end of everything.”
Waters, the 80-year-old California Democrat who has served nearly 30 years in Congress, significantly raised her profile by advocating impeachment of Trump. She screamed it at rallies, at constituent meetings and especially on liberal news networks.
“Impeachment is about whatever the Congress says it is. There is no law that dictates impeachment. What the Constitution says is ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ and we define that,” Waters said at a 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights event. “Bill Clinton got impeached because he lied. Here you have a president, who I can tell you and guarantee you is in collusion with the Russians to undermine our democracy. Here you have a president who obstructed justice. And here you have a president who lies every day.”
Waters, who was once named one of the most corrupt members of Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), has also advocated attacking Trump supporters.
While accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats in Los Angeles. Waters called on her supporters to seek out Trump administration officials and berate them — and said she does that “all the time.”
“There are those who said we lacked civility when I got up and talked about the President’s Cabinet, and I said if you see them anywhere, if you see them at a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them you’re not welcome here or anywhere,” Waters said to cheers.
“And so, it frightened a lot of people, and of course the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents,” Waters said. “I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time,” she said.