Congresswoman Maxine Waters reaffirms 'impeach Trump' mission during BET ceremony
Aug 09 2017
Rep. Waters (D-Calif.) - or Auntie Maxine, as many call her - has been unapologetically against Donald Trump and all he stands for from the beginning of his presidency, often questioning his competence at his job. That really struck me as somebody who was brilliant and smart and all of that, but had a real sensibility and a heart and an understanding that a lot of people don't have.
She continued that right after Trump got elected, she started talking about impeaching him because "not only the way that he conducted himself during the campaign, but we learned a lot about his allies and his associates who had ties to Russian Federation and to the Ukraine and to oil". "I am so glad they're telling us what's going on".
"That's simply a rumor, everybody!" she told the show's hosts.
Waters thanked her peers, saying that if it wasn't for the "love and respect" shown to her by black women, her Republican counterparts would "have me believe I'm too black, I'm too confrontational, that I'm too disrespectful of them".
The representative for California's 43rd District enjoyed a laugh as the audience applauded her statement, which was followed by co-host Joy Behar chanting, "Lock him up!" They are undermining him because they want to see him stop, they want us to do something. "Whenever anybody tries to distract me or block me (even with praise or platitudes) I'm gonna have to let them know that I'm Reclaiming My Time!".
In an appearance on The View, Waters discussed the Internet's reaction, and more specifically, singer Mykal Gilgore viral, gospel meme of her words. Maxine Waters took a step back from her daily duties to chat with The Breakfast Club, addressing everything from her "outspoken" demeanor to her love for Tupac Shakur.