Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC on Sunday, and spoke with host Joy Reid about her desire to see the president impeached.
REID: So, Donald Trump says that the reason now – you know, Nancy Pelosi was the reason to vote in 2010 because President Obama, and apparently now you are the reason Republicans should vote in the coming mid-term because of impeachment. Your thoughts?
WATERS: 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 “but he’s done nothing wrong.” That’s not what they’re saying back to me when I say “impeach him.” I don’t say “impeach him” quite that way. I say “impeach 45,” and they go nuts, and they agree, and 70% of Democrats in a recent poll said he should be impeached.
Reid followed up by showing a graphic featuring the poll to which Waters was referring. As The Daily Wire previously noted:
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey conducted between April 10 – 13 found that 49% of women would “definitely vote for … a candidate for Congress who wants to move to impeach President Trump.”
According to the same survey, 70% of self-identified Democrats said they would “definitely vote for … a candidate for Congress who wants to move to impeach President Trump.”
Previously, Waters claimed that “70% of women who have been polled say that they want [Trump] impeached,” a number that The Daily Wire could not independently verify. Despite sending six emails to Rep. Waters’ communications director, Rykia Dorsey, over the course of four days, and calling Waters’ Washington D.C. office twice for clarification, we have received no response.
Perhaps Waters simply misspoke when she said that “70% of women who have been polled say that they want [Trump] impeached.” However, neither she nor anyone at her office clarified in the following days.
It’s nice to see that she’s finally citing real polling data.