Maxine Waters urges tax march crowd to call for Trump impeachment
Rep. Maxine Waters has been calling for the impeachment of President Trump since his first week in office. So it wasn't surprising that, addressing a crowd of protesters calling for the president to release his tax returns, that she would once again urge that Trump be thrown out of office.
Unfortunately for Waters, the Constitution requires that the president actually, like, do something to warrant removal. To date, Waters has yet to point to a specific act for which the president should be impeached.
But that hasn't stopped her one bit.
Days after Trump took office, Waters said her “greatest desire is to lead [Trump] right into impeachment.” In March, Waters argued that Trump should be impeached if evidence emerged that he colluded with the Russian government. Later in the month, she tweeted "get ready for impeachment."
In addition to the impeachment talk, Waters also blasted Trump at the rally Saturday for refusing to release his tax returns.
The D.C. Tax March is one of a number of rallies being held Saturday to press Trump to release his taxes.
Waters called Trump a "liar" because he has said he can't release his returns because of an audit, while the IRS has maintained that nothing prevents individuals from releasing their own tax information.
"Show the people your taxes. Stop stonewalling, stop hiding," Waters said.
She also criticized Trump for his campaign tax-reform plan delivering most of its benefits to wealthy people.
"The 1 percent will be the only ones who meaningfully benefit on the backs of millions of already struggling Americans," she said.
Waters also blasted Trump for refusing to make the White House visitor's log public, which was announced Friday, and for spending taxpayer dollars on regular trips to Mar-A-Lago, his Florida club.
"We know one thing, you do know you know something about taxes," she said. "Donald Trump, you sure know how to spend our taxes on your weekly trips to Mar-A-Lago," she said.
If Waters had mentioned Barack Obama's travel expenses when he was president, she might have a leg to stand on in criticizing Trump for his Mar-a-Largo trips. But, as with the rest of her Trump critique, it's all partisan blather.
Apparently, since there's no evidence of presidential wrongdoing, Waters wants to impeach Trump because she disagrees with him politically. This makes Waters a dangerous demagogue. The Democrats have given Waters a prominent role as a party spokesman.
Is this really how they want their party to be perceived?