Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, is demanding that Democrats make one topic the key issue of their midterm platform: impeaching President Donald Trump.
During an interview Monday on MSNBC, Waters urged her colleagues to make impeachment a central issue, and one that they campaign on ahead of November’s midterm election.
Waters not only demanded Trump be impeached, she falsely claimed the president has been “named” as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a hush money scheme. There’s no evidence whatsoever that her claim is true, nor is there any evidence the president has done anything that would warrant impeachable offenses.
“Absolutely, when this president was named as a co-conspirator, an unindicted co-conspirator in the hush money information that had been circulating for so long. I think that when [Michael] Cohen came forward and he was able to certainly appear to be very truthful about his role and the role of this president. This immunity is only given when there’s clear evidence that the individuals have something to talk about, something to share that will be helpful in getting to the bottom of the guilty charges.”
When asked if Democrats should make impeachment their top issue, Waters said absolutely.
“Well, let me just say this. You know, I’ve been talking about impeachment for a long time. My party has not made this their central issue. These are the issues that they’ve been talking about. They want to keep it at the American forefront. You know I’ve been saying we can walk and chew gum at the same time. There is no reason why we shouldn’t talk about those issues, but allow the American people to understand that we know something is going on.”
There’s no evidence at all that Trump has broken the law or done anything that would warrant impeachment. She’s just saying whatever she can for media attention, and if Democrats make impeachment their central issue, it’s going to backfire badly.
Just ask former President Bill Clinton how that worked out for him — his approvals skyrocketed after the GOP made impeachment their central issue in the late 1990s.