Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has made it clear time and time again she wants to impeach President Donald Trump. In speeches, interviews, and social media posts, Waters says it is necessary to impeach Trump because he is dangerous to the United States:
Imagine the President of the United States rolling around the West Wing, disoriented, ranting, angry, carrying on and paranoid, dreaming up public policy — it’s a dangerous thing for America. Get ready for impeachment!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 4, 2018
Waters, however, has not always felt so strongly about impeaching a president.
During the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton in 1998, Waters blasted Republicans for trying to carry out the proceedings while American troops were deployed.
“How must our American soldiers feel to have their commander in chief under attack while they are engaged in battle?” Waters said on the House floor. “They have the right to feel betrayed and undermined. Today, we are hearing the people’s house debating the partisan impeachment of the president of the United States of America.
“This is indeed a Republican coup d’etat,” she continued. “Bill and Hillary Clinton are the targets, and the Republicans are the vehicles being used by the right-wing, Christian coalition extremists to direct and control our culture.”