House Financial Services Committee Chairman Maxine Waters is back on the impeachment train, and there’s no slowing down.
During an interview Friday night on MSNBC’s “All In” with Chris Hayes, Waters discussed the Democrats’ latest push to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
After suggesting that the president still may be compromised by a foreign entity, Waters called the president “an expert criminal who knows how to do everything possible to protect himself.”
“Well, first of all, it has been stated over and over again that so many other presidents released their tax returns, that everybody expects that the president of the United States would follow suit, and he would release his returns. He’s lied. He said that they’re under audit. He never intended to release them,” Waters began.
“He is not going to release them until we make him, until we force him to do it. He thinks now, that if he goes to court, if he ties it up in court, if he makes it go on long enough, that he’ll get to the Supreme Court, he thinks he owns enough votes in the Supreme Court in order to be protected,” she added.
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Waters continued, “This president is an expert criminal who knows how to do everything possible to protect himself. And all of those people who get in the way, who happen to be hired by government, will be fired. He attacks any government official who denies him what he wants to have.”
After calling Trump a liar and “criminal,” the California Democrat went on to list two reasons why the president’s tax returns must be released.
“First of all, he lies about his net worth. Secondly, there is information floating around that shows that, in fact, he has earned money that he has funneled into the foundation that should have been money declared in his tax returns,” she shouted.
“The law gives the Ways and Means Committee the right to go after them, and we cannot let up,” she added, making it clear the Democrats goal is to go after the president.
Waters used similar rhetoric last Saturday after receiving the “Democratic Woman of the Year” award in Washington, D.C.
While speaking to the crowd, Waters vowed to “get rid of” Trump and then led the crowd in a bizarre “impeach 45” chant.
“Some people say how dare her come out and say, ‘Impeach him! She doesn’t know enough about him to talk about impeaching him.’ But now the American people whether they say it or not, they know that this man is dangerous. That he’s not capable of the truth,” Waters said.
“That certainly he conspired with the Kremlin and with the oligarchs of Russia,” she claimed.
“Certainly he has caused us to lose allies all over the world,” she continued, adding, “and they can’t believe we elected him to office.”
“But guess what?” she said. “They’re going to believe it when we get rid of him,” Waters said.
“And I believe it’s going to be done. And I know we’re all worried about Special Counsel (Mueller) and the fact that we have a report that has been described to us in a letter by the Attorney General. We don’t know what’s in the report yet and we’re gonna demand it,” she said.
“Not only do we have the gavel, we’ve got subpoena power and we’re going to use it!” she said.
“I wake up every day, no matter what happens at night when I go to bed disgusted sometimes thinking what is this all about? How are we going to make the world what we want it to be given that we end up with someone like this man in the White House?” she charged.
Waters then began an “impeach 45″ chant and got the room to follow her lead.
“Let me leave you with this: Despite the fact that we haven’t gotten the report yet and we’re going after it and it may be subpoenaed, that it is being worked on, I’m still saying, ‘Impeach 45!” Waters said.
“Impeach 45!” she shouted.