Long-time Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA) is known for making bombastic statements about President Donald Trump, but this week she went even further.
During a Friday interview with MSNBC personality Joy Reid, Waters said of the president that she “would have arrested him a long time ago.”
According to Breitbart, Reid began by bringing up House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) recent remarks about invoking the 25th Amendment, a constitutional provision allowing for removal of the president when he “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
“The speaker said she thinks there should be a commission to examine whether it’s time for the 25th Amendment based on erratic and bizarre behavior,” Reid said.
Waters: Trump “is endangering others”
“Now he’s going to go back to spreading the virus personally,” the host continued. “Do you think it’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment?”
“Past time,” Waters answered. “That cabinet of his has no guts. They won’t stand up to him. I don’t know how he’s able to intimidate all the people.”
“They see what he’s doing to the country, how he is endangering others,” the Los Angeles Democrat alleged. “He’s an infected individual who is going to go out and rally and infect more people.”
Doctors give Trump a green light
In fact, White House physicians have cleared the president to resume going out in public as he is believed to no longer be contagious.
“Since returning home, his physical exam has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness,” Dr. Sean Conley said, according to The Hill.
“Saturday will be Day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the President’s safe return to public engagements at that time.”
Still, that didn’t stop Waters, who contended, “We can hold all the hearings in the world, and we can raise all questions. Unfortunately, what we discover was this president is that he has the power to do whatever he wants to do.”
“If it had been left up to me, I would have arrested him a long time ago,” she said.