Maxine Waters is continuing to bang the drums of impeachment, even though she has yet to accuse President Trump of breaking the law.
But her statement today on the topic may be the most embarrassingly ridiculous yet.
Speaking to reporters with other House Democrats today, Waters attempted to build the case for why Democrats “may” push for impeachment.
“How can a president who is acting the manner he is acting — whether he’s talking about the travel ban, the way he’s targeted Muslims, or whether he’s talking about his relationship to (Vladimir) Putin and the Kremlin and knowing that they have hacked our (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) and the (Democratic National Committee),” she said.
But then the already wobbly wheels began falling off Waters’ rhetoric wagon.
“And knowing that he’s responsible for supplying the bombs that killed innocent children and families in, um, in, um,” she said, forgetting the name before someone behind her murmured, “Aleppo.”
“Yeah, in Aleppo,” she said.
Waters continued, “And the fact that he is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea.”
Korea, Crimea, what’s the difference, besides spellings, cultures and continents?
Referring to Trump, she said, “I think he’s leading himself into that kind of position where folks will begin to ask, ‘What are we going to do?’ and the answer’s going to be, ‘Eventually, we’ve got to do something about him.'”
Nancy Pelosi immediately distanced herself from the comments.
“Many things the congresswoman said are grounds for displeasure and unease in the public about the performance of this president,” she said.
She went on to say Trump has acted in a way that is “strategically incoherent, incompetent and that is reckless.”
Pelosi added, “And that is not grounds for impeachment.”