Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), has been calling to “IMPEACH 45” since he was sworn into office and has not stopped regardless of the fact that there is no bases because he has not committed an impeachable offence.
In an interview with Cheddar’s Alyssa Julya Smith, Waters insisted that after two years of failing to gain impeachment support, once the Democrats exhaust their investigations into everything Trump related support will grow.
“As we go through our constitutional responsibility of doing oversight and investigation … people are going to learn more, and I’m confident that the support for impeachment will grow,” Waters said.
“I do believe that our country is a bit unsettled because we have the president — the likes we’ve never seen before. We have people coming from all different directions in our society saying something is wrong, and members of the California society want members of Congress to do something about it,” Waters told Cheddar in an interview outside the California Democratic Convention on June 3rd.
The House Financial Services Committee chairwoman then conceded that polls show Americans disagree with her on impeachment – but expressed optimism that the tide will turn once the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which cleared the 2016 Trump campaign of criminal conspiracy with Russia, is better understood.
The push for impeachment has been slowed by Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has withheld her support citing concern over inflaming Trump’s base, a lack of broad public support, and the Republican-controlled Senate.
Waters said, however, that public support is growing — a notion that is supported by public polling. In May, 45 percent of Americans said that Trump should be impeached, an increase of 5 percent from the month prior, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey released last month.
“I started early. I wanted to create a conversation about impeachment and why I thought it was important and why I thought that our constitution was at stake, our democracy was at stake,” Waters said. “The conversation has started, and it is growing and I’m looking forward to more members coming on.”