Maxine Waters just gave Donald Trump some insanely bad news
The moment Maxine Waters was waiting for finally arrived.
Special counsel Robert Mueller put all his cards on the table regarding impeachment.
And Maxine Waters just gave Donald Trump some insanely bad news.
Robert Mueller’s outrageous press conference reignited the previously dying impeachment debate.
“As set forth in our report, after that investigation, if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller exclaimed in a nationally televised press conference.
Democrats seized on Mueller’s comments and accused the President of high crimes and misdemeanors.
Leading the charge was Maxine Waters.
Waters tweeted, “Mueller made clear Trump is NOT exonerated and that AG Barr is a liar. Mueller did his job now it’s time for Congress to do its job. No more hiding behind the special counsel. Enough is enough. It’s time to #ImpeachTrump. We can’t wait for 2020. The time is NOW!”
But not every Democrat was as anxious as Waters to jump into the impeachment pool.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a 247-word statement responding to Mueller’s comments.
The word impeachment was not mentioned once.
Instead, Pelosi’s remarks stressed investigations and passing Stalinist campaign finance legislation to restrict political speech and rig the elections for Democrats by cracking down on voter ID laws.
“The Congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and secure our democracy. The American people must have the truth. We call upon the Senate to pass H.R. 1, the For The People Act, to protect our election systems,” Pelosi wrote.
However, while Pelosi may be trying to pump the breaks on impeachment, the pressure is clearly building.
In addition to Waters, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson also released a statement calling for impeachment.
“I support impeachment. The president has egregiously obstructed justice. The special counsel did not give any indication that the president is innocent. Therefore, it is time for Congress to perform its oversight duties,” Thompson roared.
Waters was the earliest – and loudest voice – calling for impeachment.
Slowly but surely, Waters is building support within the Democrat caucus.
A count reveals around 40 Democrats now support impeachment proceedings.
While that number is far short of the 218 necessary to pass articles of impeachment, it is steadily growing.
And the group of Democrats calling for impeachment are not just obscure backbenchers.
Waters and Thompson are high-profile committee chairs.
And every high-profile Democrat Presidential candidate supports impeaching the President.
Nancy Pelosi knows impeachment is not in the Democrats 2020 political interests.
But the Speaker may be helpless to stem this tide for much longer.
Which means Maxine Waters long cherished goal of impeaching Donald Trump could soon be within her grasp.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.