Rep. Maxine Waters is on autoplay — and infinite repeat.
The California Democrat has called for President Trump’s impeachment since before he even took office. She’s also said she wants to “take Trump out” — but claims she didn’t mean Compton-style, but rather simply removing him from office.
Other rabid liberal Democrats have picked up the chant — even though Republicans control both chambers of Congress and the likelihood of impeachment moving forward are just slightly lower than Sen. Al Franken being invited to guest host “Saturday Night Live” this week.
Six Democrats in the House on Wednesday introduced five articles of impeachment against Trump. They say the president — elected in a virtual landslide, defeating Hillary Clinton by 304-227 in the Electoral College — accuse Trump of obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey, violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary, and thwarting the freedom of the press.
“We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we’ve introduced five articles of impeachment,” said Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen, top Democrat in the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
“The time has come to make clear to the American people and to this President that his train of injuries to our Constitution must be brought to an end through impeachment,” he said.
It’s the same old, same old with Democrats. Party leaders have called for impeaching Republican presidents for the last 36 years, reports Investor’s Business Daily.
Here is a sampling:
On May 1, 1981, thousands of protesters marched in Washington to denounce President Reagan’s economic and social policies. The event was billed as ”Days of Resistance to Roll Back Reaganism.” (Sound familiar?) At the event, at least two speakers called for impeaching Reagan.
”Our purpose is to turn this country around,” one said. ”Getting rid of Reagan is the first step.”
In early 1983, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said Reagan should be impeached “for incompetence.” Later that year, he called for impeaching Reagan over his military action in Grenada.
Jesse Jackson wanted Reagan impeached in 1984 for mining Nicaragua’s harbors. Texas Rep. Henry Gonzalez and six other Democrats introduced a resolution to impeach Reagan in 1987 over the Iran-Contra affair.
Gonzalez pushed to have President George H.W. Bush impeached in 1991 because of the Gulf War.
Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush in 2004 that centered on the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, global warming and the 2004 elections.
Conyers filed a resolution in 2005 calling for Bush’s impeachment, and was still publicly advocating it by 2007. And Kucinich kept pushing for impeachment into Bush’s last months in office.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said maybe Democrats’ time “would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses.”
“It’s disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the president’s decisive victory in last year’s election,” she said.
Of course, it’s worth pointing out that the only two presidents ever impeached were Democrats.