During an interview with Bloomberg Politics on Thursday, Maxine Waters, the California Democrat obsessed with impeachment and conspiracy theories involving Russia, suggested that the president be impeached for name-calling, effectively lowering the bar for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“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,” she said when asked what she hopes to achieve with her frequent “Impeach 45” chants around the country.
“It is not thought well of to step outside of that box,” she said.
“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 added.
“The way he called names of his peers, etc., etc.,” she remarked, apparently referring to the names he used against his GOP opponents in the primaries.
“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.
At least that part is true. Waters has used the chant in practically every event she’s participated in, even calling for impeachment during her eulogy at the funeral for comedian Dick Gregory.
The American Mirror further noted:
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…”
“Name-calling is now a high crime?” Kyle Olson asked.
Here’s video of her comments:
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