You have to give her credit for consistency. Rep. Maxine Waters has been talking about impeaching President Trump since before he was President. Over the weekend Waters appeared on CNN and once again said she is eager to talk about impeachment.
“Most people believe that he’s about diversion, that he’s about keeping people from really dealing with the issue,” Waters said. “We want to know whether or not there was collusion. We want to know about the hacking into the DNC and the interference with our elections,” she continued.
“And I really want to know because I know if we can prove collusion that he is impeachable,” she said. “Lot of people don’t want to talk about that but I do,” Waters continued. “I want to talk about him. I want to talk about this Kremlin clan that’s around him.”
Waters claimed earlier this month that the “sex actions” in a dossier about Trump which was published by Buzzfeed were “supposed to be true.” In fact, no one has shown any proof those accusations are true.
I’ve suggested before that it seems as if Rep. Waters is one-half of a good cop/bad cop routine with the Democratic leadership. She has been all over television making this claim for nearly three months. In February she even had Nancy Pelosi correct her in person and clarify that nothing Trump had done thus far was impeachable. Rep. Waters didn’t take the hint and was back on MSNBC the next day talking about impeachment again.
In the short run, this sort of talk certainly keeps the base energized and gives The Resistance hope that something will be found to undo the results of the last election. But in the longer run, this strategy seems pretty ill-advised. Having been promised impeachment from the very start, it may be hard for progressive partisans to settle for anything less than Trump’s removal from office.
And yet, they keep talking about it. Today, Fox News’ Juan Williams joins the impeachment bandwagon with a piece that concludes, “it is no liberal fantasy to say the odds of a Trump resignation or impeachment before 2020 are looking better by the day.”