Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) predicted on Friday that President Donald Trump “will get worse” because of the lack of impeachment proceedings.
Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, was interviewed on MSNBC by Chris Hayes.
“I want to switch gears on the last question here, just to talk about what’s happened over the last several days with the president’s attacks on your colleagues, the chants of ‘Send her Back,’ which the president sort of very, very tepidly and meekly sort of disavowed yesterday, but then essentially reavowed today when given an opportunity to talk about it, he sort of reembraced his supporters who were chanting that,” Hayes noted.
“Well, you know, some people were shocked that the president could be so outwardly racist,” Waters replied. “So, you know, the fact of the matter is we’re trying to do everything that we can do to say that he really does not represent most of the people of this country in what he is doing and the way that he is attacking these women and the racism he is putting forward.”
“However, I, you, and others know that he has gotten worse. From the time that we first started to realize that he was identifying himself as an unworthy person, not worthy of the presidency, he has consistently gotten worse,” she argued.
“Because guess what? He basically came to the conclusion that we were not going to impeach him,” she continued.
“So he keeps going and he’ll get worse,” Waters predicted. “He is divisive and he is dangerous.”
“So all I can say is, and I hate to keep saying it, ‘I told you so.’ I started a long time ago — he clearly identified himself,” she noted.
“He should have been impeached. He has not been impeached. He is out of hand. He is going to keep going. This is his campaign that you see unfolding right now,” Waters added.
Laura Ingraham wants to remove Adam Schiff from Congress: ‘It’s not clear that congressmen can’t be impeached’
Fox News host Laura Ingraham floated a novel legal theory on Monday in an attempt to remove Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from Congress: that members of Congress can be impeached.
"It’s not clear that congressmen can’t be impeached, by the way," Laura Ingraham told Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).
"It's not clear that they cannot be impeached," she repeated.
Ingraham was simply wrong on the facts, the constitution does not allow the impeachment of members of Congress.
The constitutional mechanism to remove a member of Congress before the end of their two-year term is for two-thirds of the body to vote to expel the member.
50 million trapped after China sealed off cities as virus death toll surges
The United States and other nations raced to get their citizens out of the locked-down Chinese city at ground-zero of a virus epidemic on Tuesday, as the death toll surged to 106 and the number of confirmed infections doubled to over 4,500.
The deadly virus, which experts believe emanated from a wild animal market in the city of Wuhan last month, has triggered a desperate Chinese containment effort after spreading nationwide and to more than a dozen other countries.
The government has sealed off Wuhan and other cities in central Hubei province, effectively trapping more than 50 million people, including thousands of foreigners, in a bid to contain the virus as the high-travel Lunar New Year holiday unfolds.
Internet smashes ‘hack’ Alan Dershowitz’s argument as ‘contrary to law and fact’
As Alan Dershowitz went up to defend President Donald Trump Monday evening, he faced off against the increasingly more popular episode of "The Bachelor," who beat the lawyer in the Twitter horse-race of national trends.
Lawyers took to Twitter to respond to the argument outlined by Dershowitz and dispute his assessment of the law. Even Dershowitz admitted to the Senate that his is a "minority view," something legal scholars noted was because it is "wrong."