California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is doubling down on her claim that Trump supporters are unpatriotic, this time using her “Tweeter” account to slam the president’s “crimes & work w/ Russians.”
Waters has vowed to continue her crusade to unseat Trump despite a two-year special counsel investigation that cleared the president of allegations his campaign colluded with Russia in 2016, and she’s now targeting his supporters, first on MSNBC over the weekend and again on Twitter on Tuesday.
I received some criticism b/c I said Repubs supporting Trump -after his crimes & work w/ Russians – are unpatriotic. Yes I said it! How can you know the enemy Russia is undermining our democracy & say & do nothing? If you don’t care, I do. We must impeach Putin’s president Trump!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) April 23, 2019
“I received some criticism b/c I said Repubs supporting Trump – after his crimes & work w/ Russians – are unpatriotic. Yes I said it!” Waters wrote Tuesday afternoon. “How can you know the enemy Russia is undermining our democracy & say & do nothing? If you don’t care, I do. We must impeach Putin’s president Trump!”
The tweet came a few days after Waters dismissed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s detailed report that found no evidence of collusion during an appearance on MSNBC’s AM Joy on Sunday, when she offered posts on her social media pages as evidence the career investigator got it all wrong.
“We dubbed them the ‘Kremlin Klan,’” Waters told host Joy Reid, referring to the “allies and the people who were connected with him and with Putin and the Kremlin and with the oligarchs of Russia.”
“The Kremlin Klan as identified as been on my Face page, on Tweeter for almost two years!” the 79-year-old exclaimed.
Waters alleged Mueller’s report “only confirms” her narrative.
She then shifted her attack to the president’s supporters by suggesting they’re “in the pockets of the president of the United States,” and therefore unpatriotic.
In Waters’ world, Democrats raging to impeach President Trump over thoroughly debunked allegations of collusion with Russia are the real heroes.
“Who are the patriots?” Waters mused on MSNBC.
“Who will stand up for America when our obvious enemy is basically hacking into our electoral systems? Who is standing up for America and claim to be a patriot when they see that there are many people around this president who have interacted with those from Russia, from the Kremlin and with Putin?” she continued.
“Where are they coming from? And I think when you ask yourself this question, you’d better be concerned about whether or not these are real patriots or whether or not they’re in the pockets of the president of the United States wishing to gain favor from the president and they’re going to stand up for him no matter what,” Waters claimed.
“And so I call out their patriotism at this point in time,” the congresswoman said, adding that Democrats are wasting time with more investigations because “the American people” want to impeach Trump now.
“What more do they need to prove?” Waters said.
“I for one have been for impeachment for a long time. I am going to continue to be for impeachment. I think he should have been impeached a long time ago,” she said.