California Congresswoman Maxine Waters admitted during a recent event in California that Democrats may not have what it takes to impeach President Trump, despite her repeated promises to “take him out.”

“Maxine Waters finally admitted at California event she doesn’t know if Democrats will be able to impeach president Donald Trump,” Twitter user “facts over feelings” posted Monday, along with a 13-second clip of Waters’ remarks.

The footage shows the 80-year-old career politician addressing a gathering, though it’s unclear when or where the event occurred.

“… Impeachment, of course, would have been my preference, but since we’ve not gotten there and I don’t know if we will be able to get there, despite the fact that six of our committees are investigating now,” Waters said.

The comments lacked context, but Waters filled in some of the details during an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Sunday, when she predicted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be forced to “reconsider” her opposition to launching impeachment proceedings against Trump.

“I think the speaker certainly has to reconsider the leadership that she’s provided against impeachment,” Waters said. “Every time there’s a demonstration of an increased vote among her caucus of people who either moving toward impeachment inquiry, who have been away from the issue, who have not supported impeachment, at least they want to get into an impeachment inquiry.

“And I think (Nancy Pelosi) is going to have to reconsider it as the votes mount,” she said as MSNBC showed the vote to table Rep. Al Green’s House Resolution 498 to impeach Trump, which was approved 332-95.

Waters’ remarks come just days before Special Counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about his investigation into allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 campaign in the president’s favor.

Mueller found zero evidence of collusion after a two year investigation, and Waters told Reid she’s skeptical Democrats will uncover anything new from the testimony that will change the opposition to impeachment.

“What happened was, members of Congress put their efforts into saying we have to wait for the Mueller report, when the Mueller report comes out we’ll know what to do, and he’ll be able to justify impeachment,” Waters said, neglecting to mention she was among politicians promoting that perspective.

“So he put out his report and he led us right to the point where he knows that if we take the responsibility that is mandated to us by the Constitution we would grab onto what he’s given us,” she said.

“Then that wasn’t enough,” Waters said. “Now, members of the Judiciary Committee are going to have him before them and they’re waiting to see if he’s going to expound somehow, if he’s going to bringing out more information about his investigation.

“Basically what he said is my report speaks for me and he may just get before them and say, ‘Well, I refer you to page 131, line 10, that’s my answer.’ So I don’t know if they’re going to get more than they’ve gotten in the report,” she said.

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