Democrat thought leader Maxine Waters has a birthday coming up on Wednesday, and she’d like nothing more to celebrate her 80 years on earth than having the president of the United States impeached.
“Congresswoman, your birthday is on Wednesday, so pre-Happy Birthday. But on Wednesday, if you could be granted one birthday wish, what would that be?” inquired MSNBC fill-in host Jonathan Capehart.
In a long-winded response, Waters — a woman labeled as one of the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” and a woman who has publicly called for the harassment of Trump staffers — said she’d wish for Trump to be impeached since he’s a threat to our democracy, citing his tweets and stance on NFL kneelers.
“I guess now my biggest birthday wish would be that we’re able to get a leader of this country who represents us, who has the respect of all of our allies all over the world; someone who has an appreciation for the Constitution; someone that does not lie every morning when they get up with these tweets; someone who not only respects women, but all of the people, and instead of dividing us, would take leadership to bring us all together,” Waters replied.
“This is the greatest country in the world, but he’s undermining our democracy,” the congresswoman continued. “He is making us ashamed of him, and he is being destructive to this democracy.”
“This is a man who’s criticizing NFL players because they’re not doing what he thinks they should do in saluting the flag in the way that he wants them to. He doesn’t even know the words to the Star Spangled Banner,” she charged.
“And so, he is not truthful. He is a hypocrite and I would wish that we could remove him from office and go about getting the kind of president that we can all be proud of,” she said.
But since Waters is such a reasonable person, she did add that she’d settle for Trump to be voted out in 2020 if he can’t be ousted from office before then. “And if he’s not impeached, if he cannot be impeached, 2020 is coming up and I believe [the] American people are going to do the right thing for our country: Stand up for what is right and get rid of this man who is embarrassing us all.”
A measured and totally sane response, really.
Capehart, predictably, did not offer any pushback, but smiled, wished the congresswoman a happy birthday, then closed the segment.