Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) vowed on Sunday to continue to pursue the impeachment of Donald Trump even though the president recently said that she has a “low I.Q.”
“I’m not going to be diverted in what I’m doing to bring attention to this lying con man,” Waters to MSNBC guest host Jonathan Capehart. “I will continue to resist him. I will fight and tell the truth about him. I’m not going to allow him to somehow intimidate me. I don’t care what he says about me. I know who I am. I know what I do. I am the ranking member of the Financial Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives”
She continued: “I have been after him from the minute he revealed himself and defined himself when he was running for office, when he disrespected women and talked about grabbing women by their private parts. This is a lying, deplorable, divisive, dangerous man who does not deserve to be the president of the United States. He can say anything he wants to say about me, my friends and others like LeBron James or [CNN host Don Lemon], any of these people. I know that he is trying to get us away from pointing out who he really is and defining him for what he is. I’m not going to stop. I’m in this fight.”
According to the California congresswoman, Trump is trying to “frighten whites” by bringing up her name.
“Here is this black woman and she is controversial and she said things about me,” Water explained. “She does not move away from her position on impeachment. He is trying to frighten them.”
Water predicted that Trump’s ploy would eventually fail because he is undermining the economic stability of his own voters by imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.
“So let him continue to try and frighten people, to scare people, to call folks names. We are going to stay on the issues and talk about health care,” Waters declared. “We are not going to stop. [He can] call me whatever he wants to, it is not going to intimidate me.”
Before signing off, Capehart noted the Waters had an upcoming birthday.
“I guess now my biggest birthday wish,” Waters said, “would be that we are able to get a leader of this country who represents us, who has the respect of all of our allies all over the world, someone who has an appreciation for the Constitution, someone that does not lie every morning when they get up with these tweets, someone who not only respects women, but all of the people. And instead of dividing us would take leadership to bring us all together.”
She concluded with one more shot at Trump.
“He is not truthful. He is a hypocrite,” she opined. “I would wish that we could remove him from office and go about getting the kind of president that we can all be proud of. And if he is not impeached, if he cannot be impeached, 2020 is coming up. I believe that American people are going to do the right thing for our country, stand up for what is right and get rid of this man who is embarrassing us all.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC.