The Face of the Resistance: Maxine Waters Leads Battle Towards Impeachment of Trump
Maxine Waters Leads The Resistance Against Trump
Maxine Waters, the U.S. Representative of California’s 43rd congressional district, is the face of the resistance.
She is one of only a few Democrat in office openly calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump. And she’s doing it loudly. And often.
Waters is no stranger to controversy, and is an old pro at angering the right, for doing exactly what the right hates the most: speaking up, and speaking the truth. Just recently, Bill O’Reilly tried to dismiss her because he didn’t like her hair. She once angered Ann Coulter so badly that Coulter said if it weren’t for affirmative action, Waters wouldn’t have a job that didn’t involve wearing a “paper hat.”
But none of that has ever stopped Maxine Waters. She has found her cause, and is lending her voice.
And smart Democrats should start rallying behind her.
On Saturday, Maxine Waters again raised her voice, strong and unafraid, willing and relevant, during one of the many Tax Marches – protests that worked to bring the issue of Trump’s secretive tax returns back to the media, as well as push for a release of those returns.
Waters did not hesitate to let the enthusiastic crowd know how she feels about Trump. And she did so with none of the politician’s hemming and hawing about her. She doesn’t like Trump. She doesn’t trust him. And she thinks he should be impeached.
“I don’t respect this president. I don’t trust this president. He’s not working in the best interests of the American people. I will fight every day until he is impeached.”
— The Hill (@thehill) April 16, 2017
Waters openly called Trump a liar, saying there is no reason why he can’t release his returns, despite his claims that he can’t because of an audit. (And that really is a lie.) Maxine isn’t about to let Trump get away with it, either – at least, not quietly and unopposed.
Maxine Waters: Impeach!
She then nailed him for his exuberant and careless spending of taxpayer money.
“We know one thing, you do know you know something about taxes. Donald Trump, you sure know how to spend our taxes on your weekly trips to Mar-A-Lago.”
But this is only the most recent example of Maxine Waters engaging against Donald Trump – and calling openly for that most nuclear of nuclear political options: Impeachment.
From statistician Nate Silver’s blog:
“By FiveThirtyEight’s count of television, radio and print interviews since January, starting a few days before the inauguration, Waters has made at least 22 public statements suggesting that investigations into the Trump administration could lead to the uncovering of impeachable offenses. Typically, Waters, who represents California’s 43rd District, brings up what she calls Trump’s “Kremlin Klan,” asks why there are so many administration ties to Russia and says that if investigators drill down, they’re likely to find something worthy of impeachment.”
Beloved By The Left
And she’s a beloved figure to the left, as well.
“The millennials are relating to me,” Waters said. “It’s because I dare speak truth to power.” She has become the admired subject of a meme, deemed “Auntie Maxine,” a role she embraces openly. In fact, her own office sent out a press release ahead of the Tax Day March that read: “Auntie Maxine’s Tax Day March Open Mic Reception.”
And as for speaking truth to power…well, perhaps this clip sums her willingness to do just that up the best.
— Sara Kenigsberg (@skenigsberg) April 15, 2017
Maxine Waters is a woman for these times. She’s right where she needs to be. And, as the millennials recently taught her, she plans on “staying woke.”
She’ll need to, if she does indeed plan on, as she herself says, “stopping [Trump’s] ass.”
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