Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has made many extreme comments about President Donald Trump, and she isn’t letting up in the final days of his presidency.
In the wake of a Capitol Hill riot that has sparked retaliation against the president, Waters raised eyebrows by insisting that Trump be “stopped dead in his tracks” in order to avert “civil war,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Although Trump is leaving office in less than two weeks, Democrats have been saying that it is too dangerous to let him serve out the rest of his term after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday.
Dems seek to push Trump out
Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Democrats are moving to impeach Trump a second time, and some have called for Trump to be prosecuted.
As Trump faces accusations of having incited violence, Waters seemed to be doing exactly that as she told SiriusXM host Joe Madison that Trump needs to be “stopped dead in his tracks” to stop a “civil war” from erupting, although she did mention impeachment and removal via the 25th Amendment.
“This president, who has lied his way all the way up, until this insurrection that he has caused, and the fact that we all, many of us believe he is trying to create a civil war, has got to be stopped dead in his tracks, however we can do it,” Waters said.
She continued: “Whether it is Amendment 25, or whether it is a new way by bringing him up before the Congress.”
“He’s got to go”
Waters has made no secret of her feelings about Trump over the years, once encouraging her supporters in 2018 to harass members of his administration wherever they could be found.
Those comments have been making the rounds of social media lately, along with others from Democrats encouraging unrest in the past, amid complaints of hypocrisy in how the left reacted to rioting over the summer.
If Congress actually took “inciting violence” seriously, they would have censured Maxine Waters a long time ago
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 11, 2021
Waters said in her latest interview that she has been right about Trump all along, and that it’s time for Republicans who have enabled the president’s “insurrection” to face the music.
“We’re at a point in time where these Republicans who have gone along with him for four years and basically have protected him have got to now come to grips with the fact that a president of the United States caused that insurrection with the domestic terrorists to his own country,” Waters said, according to the Washington Examiner. “Now, we’re at the point where something’s got to give, he’s got to go.”