WATCH: Maxine Waters delivers fiery opening argument for the immediate impeachment of Donald Trump
Rep. Maxine Waters (MSNBC)

During her weekly segment on MSNBC's AM Joy, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) delivered a scathing opening argument for Congress to bring articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump immediately.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, the new head of the powerful House Financial Services Committee got right to the point by knocking aside others who have urged caution in going after the president until special counsel Robert Mueller issues his report.

"We have the consultants and the pundits and all of them saying don't talk about the impeachment," Waters complained. "His supporters are going to be there for him no matter what -- we know what percentage that is. So waiting for Mueller, to get permission based on his report to do this, is not something that I agree with."

"If the [Democratic] leadership and others have decided what they want to do, that's what they are going to do, but I have to tell you that I believe in the final analysis, they can only come to that conclusion [regarding impeachment]," she continued. "The Russians have hacked into the Democratic National Committee and they undermined our election system. They have done everything to basically undermine our democracy and this president disregards our constitution whatever his relationship is with Putin.

Addressing the federal workers who are going without pay while Trump holds them hostage in order to get funding for his wall, Waters added, "We are going to do everything we can to support you and get this government open and this president must be impeached."

Watch the video below via MSNBC: