Rep. Maxine Waters is a little confused these days. She wants to impeach President Trump, of course, but she might not have the best reasons.
The mouthy 78-year-old career politician -- she's been drawing a taxpayer check since 1976! -- spent Monday trying to present a case for why Democrats could push for Trump's removal from office.
"This man is questionable," Water said.
“How can a president who is acting the manner he is acting — whether he’s talking about the travel ban, the way he’s targeted Muslims, or whether he’s talking about his relationship to [Vladimir] Putin and the Kremlin and knowing that they have hacked our DCCC and the DNC,” she said, referring to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee.
She said Trump has "done enough in the short period of time for questions to be raised about whether or not he is acting in the best interest of this country."
But then Waters ran still. She knew she had more ammo, but she just couldn't remember it.
“And knowing that he’s responsible for supplying the bombs that killed innocent children and families in, um, in, um,” she said, forgetting just exactly where. Someone behind piped up, “Aleppo.”
“Yeah, in Aleppo,” she said.
Now she was ready for her big finish.
“And the fact that he is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea.”
Where now? Korea? Um, I think China would've had something to say about that if she means North Korea, and South Korea -- along with the United States -- would have had a LOT to say if she meant the other one.
But Waters apparently meant Crimea. She wasn't even close. That's 4,500 miles away in far eastern Europe, not in Asia.
Like the scene from Animal House, she just kept going. “I think he’s leading himself into that kind of position where folks will begin to ask, ‘What are we going to do?’ and the answer’s going to be, ‘Eventually, we’ve got to do something about him.'”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House minority leader, embraced Waters' comments, but only to a point.
“Many things the congresswoman said are grounds for displeasure and unease in the public about the performance of this president,” she said, adding that Trump has acted in a way that is “strategically incoherent, incompetent and that is reckless.”
But she rightly said, "that is not grounds for impeachment.”