Apparently, Maxine Waters (D-CA) doesn’t enjoy hearing from her constituents if a recent run-in with one of those voters is to be believed.
Recently, one of Waters’ constituents met the Congresswoman on the street outside her office and told her that she’d been trying to get 5-minutes with the Congresswoman for weeks. Waters responded that she had a lot of constituents and so not everyone would get a meeting, the conversation then quickly turned to President Trump who Waters again said should be impeached (this is the same woman who has said countless times that she has never called for impeachment, before then actually calling for impeachment). The voter quickly let Waters know that she loved the President and supported him over Waters.
Maxine Waters: “I can’t stand him. He’s the most horrible man I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Trump Supporting Constituent: “I love my president.”
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Maxine Waters: “I’m glad you do.”
The voter then pushed Waters to explain why the Congresswoman wouldn’t represent her views, reminding Waters that she was one of her constituents as well. Waters ignored the question and instead called President Trump a “dishonorable, lying man” who was “in bed” with Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. “They’re going to take us down!”, a wild-eyed Waters exclaimed.
The voter then compared Trump to Bill Clinton and that caused Waters to explode in insanity. “I don’t care about Clinton! Listen, I’m going to work every day until I get him impeached,” Waters promised.
The outburst prompted Waters’ constituent to issue a promise of her own, a promise that seemed to get Waters attention in a big way. “I’m going to work every day to make sure that he isn’t impeached and that you’re impeached,” the voter told her congresswoman.
The threat obviously rattled Waters who responded in a completely irrational manner. “You can’t impeach a member of Congress!” Waters retorted. “No, you cannot impeach a member of Congress!”
Um. Maxine? You’re wrong. The American people can most certainly impeach, meaning remove, members of Congress, and you are the perfect candidate for impeachment. You already have one major ethic scandal in your past, and you are currently embroiled in another abuse of taxpayer dollars scheme. You consistently slander your political opponents and you encourage others to ignore the law when it suits your political purposes.
Here’s to “impeaching” Maxine Waters!
Watch the awesome confrontation below:
NEW: Constituent confronts Maxine Waters: “I’m going to work every day to make sure that [Trump] isn’t impeached and that you’re impeached.” pic.twitter.com/Bcv55wmpJx
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) May 30, 2017
Here’s a longer version:
In the comments we’ve had some argue that while Waters is usually wrong about most things, she’s actually right about this, and that members of Congress “can’t be impeached.”
While that may be strictly correct, it should be fairly obvious that the person in the video was speaking of getting Waters removed from office. There are indeed procedures to remove Congressional legislators from office whether by force of vote, or by congressional action. Article I Section 5 of the Constitution outlines just how Congress can expel a member who is found to be unworthy of their position.
So, sure “impeachment” was the wrong word, we’re not going to hold that against the protester.
You can read more about impeachment here.