Giuliani challenges Maxine Waters to keep calling for Trump ouster: ‘Say impeachment, sweetheart’
President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday dared Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to continue calling for Trump’s impeachment.
“I challenge Maxine Waters to say impeachment,” Giuliani said. “Say it. Say ‘impeachment’, sweetheart. Just say it.”
Giuliani appeared on Fox News with host Sean Hannity to blast the Democrat who has continually called for Trump to be removed from office.
“The people who will decide this are the people of the United States in the 2018 election,” Giuliani said. “And, boy, they are switching fast and Democrats are running for cover.”
“You don’t hear them say the words ‘impeachment’ anymore,” he added.
Trump said last month that if Republicans lose the House majority in the midterms, he’ll face impeachment from Democrats.
“We have to keep the House because if we listen to Maxine Waters, she’s going around saying ‘We will impeach him,’ ” Trump said at a Michigan rally.
Waters called for Trump’s impeachment earlier this month after he decided to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal.
“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.”
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. How long do we have to suffer his gigantic ego and narcissistic behavior? Impeachment is the only answer.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) May 9, 2018
A frequent critic of Trump, Waters also called on him to resign last month.
“So that I won’t have to keep up this fight of your having to be impeached because I don’t think you deserve to be there,” the congresswoman said at the time.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders have tried to quell the impeachment push, arguing that they need more firm evidence of wrongdoing to press for Trump’s removal.
Pelosi said just “being a jerk” doesn’t rise to the level of impeachment.
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