U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has a long history of making outlandish partisan statements.
During a recent CNN appearance, however, she launched into a diatribe that seemed extreme even by her standards, calling on the attorneys general of Georgia and New York to “go after” former President Donald Trump.
“It’s got to be taken back”
Waters told host Jim Acosta on Sunday that it is “a dangerous time for our democracy” because of Trump’s behavior.
Specifically, she claimed that he “has basically led this country to a point where he’s got believers and supporters who think that he is the president and he should be the president.”
The California Democrat went on to speculate that Trump’s supporters “may be organizing again” because they believe “it’s been stolen and it’s got be taken back.”
Waters noted that she found it to be an ominous development when she saw protesters carrying signs questioning the outcome of November’s presidential election.
“As a matter of fact, on my way to the christening of the John Lewis Navy Ship, on that road leading into where the ships are being, you know, made, there were signs, big signs, on the street held by, you know, some of these men who support Trump,” she claimed.
“One way or the other”
One such sign allegedly said that Trump is still the rightful president and “another sign touted the Proud Boys and saying that they were good people and that they had not done anything wrong,” Waters added.
The lawmaker predicted that “they are coming” and “are not going to stop,” noting that Democrats are “trying to get our commission together” to investigate the Jan. 6 riot.
State officials should also play a role in the partisan effort, Waters declared.
“In the final analysis, our attorneys generals, whether they’re in New York or in Georgia, they’ve got to go after him about how he’s cheated, you know, on his taxes, how his family has taken advantage of having a non-profit that they use like it was their own money,” she insisted.
Making her intentions crystal clear, Waters concluded: “One way or the other, we’ve got to stop Trump and his allies. It’s more than undermining our democracy. They’re dangerous and they’re out to do harm.”