Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) suggested on Saturday that Vice President Pence is already planning his inauguration in anticipation of President Trump's impeachment.
"Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally The Memo: Never Trumpers sink into gloom as Gonzalez bows out 'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement MORE is somewhere planning an inauguration. Priebus and Spicer will lead the transition," Waters wrote on Twitter, referring to former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, both of whom resigned their positions over the past week.
Mike Pence is somewhere planning an inauguration. Priebus and Spicer will lead the transition.— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) July 30, 2017
To be sure, impeachment proceedings against Trump are unlikely to advance in the near future. But Waters has been among the president's most vocal opponents in Congress and has repeatedly raised the notion of booting him from office.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) filed a resolution earlier this month accusing Trump of obstructing justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, who was at the time charged with leading the law enforcement investigation into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.
Sherman's resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThousands march on Washington in voting rights push Rental aid emerges as new housing fight after eviction ban Rep. Al Green, Texas state lawmaker arrested outside Capitol during voting rights protest MORE (D-Texas), marked the first impeachment article filed against Trump.
But that effort drew little support from Democrats, let alone Republicans, making the process unlikely to advance soon.