The Left’s recent rock star obsession with Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is perplexing.
Nothing she says is particularly uplifting or insightful, but she seems to make headlines for simply being outrageous. She’s reportedly a horrid employer to her staffers, and she clearly doesn’t understand the Constitution she swore to support and defend when she took office.
Continuing her (and the rest of Unhinged Inc.’s) recent crusade to depose President Trump by any means necessary, Waters highlighted the issue at the 2017 Center for American Progress "Ideas Conference" on Tuesday. The congresswoman’s address to the fawning audience gave the impression that she believes Congress should be able to impeach a sitting president with nothing more than public approval of the action:
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) May 16, 2017
Well, a lot more, actually — the framers made sure of that.
But, to answer a rhetorical (and stupid) question, Congress needs “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” to impeach and remove “[t]he President, Vice President and all [other] civil Officers of the United States,” per Article II, Section 4.
But our federal order doesn’t seem like something that the congresswoman has too high a regard for — seeing it as too fragile to withstand a Trump administration (never mind that it survived the Civil War).
Maxine Waters on waiting for next election: "We can't wait that long. He will have destroyed this country by then." #CAPIdeas
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) May 16, 2017
Rep. Maxine Waters said elsewhere in her remarks that people “don’t have to be afraid to use the word impeachment.” She and her acolytes shouldn't shy away from knowing what that word truly means and entails, either.