Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) renewed her calls for President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
It was a busy weekend for the White House. Late Friday night, it became clear that the government was going to shut down because Senate Democrats failed to come to an agreement with President Trump over border wall funding.
Additionally, President Trump announced last week that he would be pulling troops from Syria. In response to this decision, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced he would be resigning in February so that the president could have a secretary more aligned with his goals in the Middle East. Trump announced that Mattis would be replaced on January 1 by Patrick Shanahan, two months earlier than Mattis had suggested.
While some saw this weekend as an example of President Trump following through on campaign promises, Waters saw all this action to be a sign that he needs to go.
She expressed her concern in an interview with MSNBC.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on "despicable" President Trump: "We need to get rid of this president." pic.twitter.com/L0QEy8szIN
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“I’m not surprised at anything the president may do or say. I have warned America from the beginning that this president is not worthy, he should not be there, he cannot be trusted, he’s a liar, he’s despicable, and so anytime he steps in, opens his mouth, tries to interfere with one of our agencies, I’m not shocked, but the American people continue to be shocked and the Republicans are intimidated and not standing by their responsibility for oversight and dealing with this president.”
Waters went on to say, “We need to get rid of this president.”
This is far from the first time that Waters has called for the president to be removed from office. As IJR previously reported, Waters said impeaching Trump would be as easy as walking and chewing gum at the same time.
Although Waters may be making noise about removing Trump from office for “despicable” behavior, she is not void of her own controversies. She made waves this summer after calling for members of the Trump administration to be accosted in public to ensure that they do not feel “welcome.”