Maxine Waters: Impeachment 'only option' for Trump's Iran deal decision

Maxine Waters: Impeachment 'only option' for Trump's Iran deal decision
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersFor .2 billion, taxpayers should get more than Congress’s trial balloons Overnight Finance: House sends Dodd-Frank rollbacks to Trump | What's in the bill | Trump says there is 'no deal' to help ZTE | Panel approves bill to toughen foreign investment reviews House votes to ease regulation of banks, sending bill to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Judge rejects Manafort's attempt to throw out some charges Dem: Trump’s policy of separating children, parents at border ‘would shock Jesus’ MORE is the "only option" for Democrats following his decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal.

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In a tweet, Waters said Trump "thinks he knows better" than negotiators and U.S. allies — France, Germany and the United Kingdom — which issued a joint statement this week condemning Trump's decision to abandon the agreement.

"Trump, further isolating the United States, thinks he knows better than our negotiators and all of our global allies who agreed to the Iran deal," Waters tweeted. "How long do we have to suffer his gigantic ego and narcissistic behavior? Impeachment is the only answer."

House Democrats have signed on to an effort to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump, but the movement has not gained significant traction among members of Democratic leadership.

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiElection fears recede for House Republicans Senate harassment bill runs into opposition from House 2018 midterms: The blue wave or a red dawn? MORE (Calif.) and other ranking Democrats have, for months, tried to dispel efforts to pursue impeachment proceedings. Pelosi last month called Waters and other Democrats' efforts to impeach Trump a "gift" for Republicans ahead of November's midterm elections.

Democrats hope to regain majorities in both chambers this fall. Meanwhile, a growing number of embattled Republicans are eyeing impeachment threats to give them a potential edge in close races.

“I don’t think we should be talking about impeachment. I’ve been very clear right from the start,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in April.

“On the political side I think it’s a gift to the Republicans,” she added. “We want to talk about what they’re doing to undermine working families in our country and what we are doing to increase their payrolls and lower their costs.”