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Maxine Waters Wants Congress to Impeach the President for ‘High Crimes’

Going against Nancy Pelosi, this longtime anti-Trumper from California just cannot help herself — she's obsessed on this issue

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), never one to hold back, has thrown down the gauntlet — calling it the “responsibility” of Congress to impeach President Donald Trump for what she deems “high crimes.”

She’s out of lockstep with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with this pronouncement — Pelosi has said that impeachment talk would be a “gift to Republicans,” claiming on Wednesday that impeachment is “not a priority” for Democrats.

But after Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations on Tuesday, Waters couldn’t control herself.

She tweeted about impeachment just mere hours after Pelosi signaled to Democrats to downplay the issue.

“Cohen admitted Trump instructed him to break the law. If it’s a crime for Cohen, it’s a crime for Trump. Debates about whether you can indict a president do not excuse Congress from its responsibility to impeach Trump for ‘treason, bribery, or other high crimes & misdemeanors,’” said Waters in her tweet. “The high crimes are giving aid and classified information to our enemies (Russia), abusing the pardon, breaking campaign finance laws, working w/ Russians to get ‘dirt’ on political opponents, and coming soon from Special Counsel Mueller, obstruction of justice.”

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Waters has made various outrageous and irresponsible demands, including her infamous directive to American citizens to harass Trump administration officials wherever they may be.

She has said that while she respects Pelosi’s desire to focus on “public policy,” she would continue to push for impeachment, saying she is with the 70 percent of Democrats who want Trump impeached.

Top Democrats have balked about discussing impeachment this week, as Breitbart and others have noted.

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They’re fearful that focusing the 2018 midterm elections around any potential impeachment of Trump could backfire on Democrats, blocking what they hope will be a “blue wave” in November of this year.

By the way, it’s worth a quick reminder: Maxine Waters admitted to Elle back in February of this year that “I do say outrageous things sometimes.”

“I found out that people love me to say it,” she also insisted. “And it’s something that they want to say, or they’ve been thinking about, but they just never had the courage to say it.”

And back in March of 2017, she actually said this on the House floor: “When we fight against this president, and we point out how dangerous he is for this society and for this country, we’re fighting for the democracy. And my mission and my goal is to make sure that he does not remain president of the United States of America.”

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