Maybe President Trump is on to something when he refers to Maxine Waters as a “low I.Q. individual.”
Waters effectively admitted she’s putting the proverbial cart before the horse on impeachment during an appearance on MSNBC today.
When asked about the chances of impeachment, Waters dodged, but said, “I believe that (Robert) Mueller will connect the dots, and I do believe that he is impeachable,” asserting the Special Counsel’s seemingly endless will provide the basis for removing Trump from office.
“And I do know that if he crosses certain lines, like the firing of Mueller that that puts him in the position where even Republicans may rise to the occasion and accept their responsibility,” she said.
“And there may be other things that we don’t know about. I have started, you know, this conversation early on, right after he was sworn into office and I learned a lot about his allies and their connections to Russia and the oligarchs, etc.,” Waters told Ari Melber.
“And so I have continued to talk about this president being unworthy and should be impeached and I know that you have to have the facts — the dots must be connected — but I believe it certainly can be done, and if anybody can do it, Mueller can do it,” she said.
Did Maxine Waters just admit that she has no “facts” with which to impeach Trump? But that it “can” be done?
Her calls for impeachment began early in Trump’s term.
One of the most humorous early instances came when Waters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi denounced Trump just weeks after his inauguration.
Speaking to reporters with other House Democrats in early February last year, 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? “Low I.Q.,” indeed.
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.'”