Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Tuesday night threatened to do more than just “resist” President Donald Trump — she vowed to see him impeached, as well.
During the annual Black Girls Rock ceremony, held Tuesday night in Newark, New Jersey, Waters — who was being honored at the event — gave a speech to rouse her fan base and to rally the troops.
“Not only will we resist you, we will impeach you, Mr. President,” the liberal firebrand blasted.
Calling out “right-wing, ultra-conservative, ‘alt-right’ haters,” Waters added that she was finished filtering her voice and opinions.
“I’m too black, I’m too confrontational and I’m too disrespectful of [my haters], but now I know I’m simply a strong, black woman,” Waters said. “I don’t care how big you are, I don’t care how high you think you are — if you come for me, I’m coming for you.”
She added, “Whether it’s the president of the United States of America or any of his cabinet, we will say to them, ‘We will resist you, we will not allow you to damage this country in the way that you’re doing, we will not allow you to take us backwards.’ Not only will we resist you, we will impeach you, Mr. President.”
This isn’t the first time that Waters has called for the impeachment of Trump, and, in fact, has been calling for his impeachment since he took office.
Waters, in the April tweet, wrote, “The President is a liar, his actions are contemptible, & I’m going to fight everyday until he’s impeached.”
Waters’ tweet about impeachment was clouded by controversy, as she claimed during an MSNBC interview in April that she had “never” called for Trump’s impeachment.
Why Waters’ continual calls for impeachment is dangerous
Waters refuses to stop “resisting,” and refuses to cease calling for the impeachment of the president, despite the fact that her qualms about Trump boil down to not much more than political disagreement.
As much as Democrats and liberals call for the impeachment of Trump, it’s likely not going to happen.
Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution reads, “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
While Trump may have put a sour taste in many voters’ mouths over his transgender military ban, Muslim ban, reaction to the Charlottesville, Virginia attack, and myriad other reasons that people feel compelled to excoriate Trump over, the president has not been proven to have been involved in any “treason, bribery, or high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Unfortunately for Waters — and many others who only want to see Trump fail — it doesn’t specify in the Constitution that a president can be impeached simply on the grounds that he is disliked. Calling for the impeachment of a president on the grounds of dislike is the epitome of misinformation — it’s unreasonable and it can’t be done, and it also threatens the stability of our representative democracy. Trump was elected for four years; in the absence of constitutional grounds for impeachment, he should finish his term.
The bottom line is that until — and unless — Trump commits an actual crime, he will not be impeached.
Until Waters has some actual grounds for said impeachment, perhaps she should just stop with her own vitriol. It’s not serving her, her base, or Democrats to say the least.
Watch Waters’ full speech in the video below.