News and Commentary

Maxine Waters: ‘Impeachment Is The Only Answer’ For Trump

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has yet again called for impeaching President Donald Trump, even though fellow members of her party aren’t using the “I” word.

Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, took to Twitter Monday night to call for the president’s impeachment.

“Obstruction of justice reality show: Firing Comey, sending coded messages to Manafort & others that he has the power to pardon; lying abt Trump Tower meeting; threatening Cohen’s in-laws; attempting to destroy Mueller,” Waters tweeted. “What more do we need to know? Impeachment is the only answer.”

As Fox News reported, Waters just a week earlier “accused the Trump Foundation, President Trump’s nonprofit organization, of being a front for tax evasion and other illicit transactions and demanded a full investigation.”

“There’s one thing that I think should not be missed that came out of the hearing,” Waters said after Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen testified before Congress, “and that is how [Trump] directed payments into the foundation to keep from paying taxes.”

“I think there’s more than we know about at this time,” she said. “I think that’s an area that should be looked at because I think the foundation has been used by him to avoid paying taxes on money he’s earned.”

Democrats on Monday followed through with their threats to investigate Trump until they found something they could hold against him by filing “document requests to 81 agencies, entities and individuals,” according to Fox.

Waters has previously filed an inquiry for more information on Trump’s finances to Deutsche Bank, which Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) seem to believe holds the key to bringing down Trump.

Aside from constantly calling for Trump’s impeachment, Waters also targets members of his administration and his supporters. In September of last year, she bragged about threatening Trump’s supporters “all the time” while accepting an award from Stonewall Young Democrats in Los Angeles, CA.

“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 told the audience.

“And so, it frightened a lot of people, and of course the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents,” Waters added. “I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time.”

Waters was referring to her previous calls to publicly harass members of Trump’s administration while they were out with their families.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters told a crowd of supporters in June 2018.

She made these comments after multiple members of the Trump administration (mostly women) were chased out of restaurants or publicly harassed.