If it's Sunday, it's Meet The Press... and once again time for California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters to call for the impeachment of President Trump.
So-called "Mad Maxine" Waters has done it again - demanding Trump's impeachment as she unleashed a lengthy statement on Friday slamming Trump's 'name-calling' by calling Trump every nasty name under the sun. We presume the irony is lost on her...
Rep. Waters' Statement on Donald Trump's Racist Slurs About Immigrants
LOS ANGELES — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in response to Donald Trump's comments on immigrants from what he referred to as "shithole countries" during an Oval Office meeting:
"Donald Trump is a racist and indecent man with no good values who is woefully unfit and undeserving of the office in which he serves. That this president, a deeply flawed human being with no understanding of public policy, would make such ill-informed and deplorable comments about Haitians, Salvadorans, and immigrants from African countries, merely underscores everything we already know about him: he is a hopeless and ignorant bigot.
"Donald Trump dog-whistled his way into the White House, running a campaign based on hate, bigotry, and fear. Upon taking his oath of office, he surrounded himself with alt-right white nationalists, such as Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Sebastian Gorka, and nominated a well-known racist, Jeff Sessions, to lead his Department of Justice. One of his first actions as president was to institute a prejudicial and potentially unconstitutional 'Muslim ban', and since then, his administration has significantly increased its efforts to target minority communities and increase deportations.
Furthermore, when the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white nationalist groups rallied and ultimately murdered an innocent woman in Charlottesville, he refused to rebuke them. While he won't denounce white nationalists from our nation's highest office, he has leveled attacks on journalists, athletes, private citizens, and even Members of Congress — many of whom, not coincidentally, are people of color.
"Donald Trump is crumbling under pressure from the ultra-right-wing conservatives. These radical conservatives elected Trump expecting him to use his presidential authority to deport thousands of innocent young people, many of whom were brought to this country as children and have since made positive contributions to our society. In true Trump-fashion, to compensate for his deficiencies and failure to grasp immigration policy, he has resorted to using an ignorant racial slur to denigrate people and countries about whom he knows nothing and for whom he has no care. Perhaps if these countries had white majorities, he might actually care about them. But they do not, and therefore he does not.
"What's even worse than his racist comment and divisive tactics, he is a hopeless liar who believes that he can make these comments in the presence of others -- as he has done in this recent meeting with Members of Congress involved in negotiations about DACA — and then deny them, which only adds to the 2,001 lies that he has already told since taking office that have been documented by the media.
"Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace. Members of Congress have a responsibility to the American people and our democracy to impeach him.
Justification for impeachment of this president includes the obvious obstruction of justice; continuing revelations about his associates and members of his family who have questionable contacts and connections to Russia; the alienation of our allies abroad; the attacks on the media and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution; the name-calling and attacks on his political opponents; the disrespect of women, including a U.S. Senator who he implied would do anything for a political contribution; and all of the disgraceful, untruthful, and disturbing actions by this president that continue to prove that he has no respect for our country's most sacred values and traditions.
"No longer can Members of Congress, particularly Republicans, stand with such a dangerous, disturbed, and deceitful man who is a threat to everything for which America, the greatest democracy on earth, stands. Congress has a constitutional responsibility to impeach him without delay."
As Kyle Olson writes at The American Mirror, insulting a country, which he denies, is just the latest flimsy reason Waters is offering to impeach Trump. She called for impeaching for name-calling in November.
And here is the latest one..
When asked what she hopes to achieve with her frequent “Impeach 45” chants around the country, Waters responded, “I have learned over the years that I’ve been in this business that there a few people who are willing to speak truth to power and to talk about what really is bothering our society and our democracy.
“It is not thought well of to step outside of that box,” Waters said on Bloomberg TV.
“When I talk about impeachment, I describe what I think about this president. I think he’s deplorable and I think he defined himself in the campaign the way that he mocked and mimicked a disabled journalist, the way he talked about grabbing women by their private parts,” she said.
“The way he called names of his peers, etc., etc.,” Waters told Bloomberg, apparently referring to his Republican primary opponents.
“I think that’s unacceptable, and for people to allow this kind of behavior to be normalized is beyond what I believe our democracy should be all about, and so I encourage people and I inspire people and I show people that you don’t have to be intimidated. You don’t have to be afraid and you don’t have to be traditional,” she said.
“You need to step outside of the box and tell it like it is. That’s what I do.
“Everywhere I go, I say, ‘Impeach 45.'”
She added Trump should be impeached because “there’s a belief that there has been collusion” with Russia.
“It’s all there,” she insisted.
As ABC notes, “When it comes to impeachment, the Constitution lists ‘treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,’ as justification for the proceedings…”
Now insulting countries and name-calling are high crimes?