Maxine Waters: Republicans are scared that Trump will 'take them down'

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPrivate insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem On The Money: Lawmakers closing in on border deal | Dems build case for Trump tax returns | Trump, Xi won't meet before trade deadline | Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony on lifting of sanctions on Russian firms MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Republicans are afraid that President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE “will take them down.”

“I believe that if the facts are unveiled, whether it is in the next six months before the November elections or after that, Republicans are going to be hard pressed to stand with this president and to deny that he’s colluded with Russia and that he’s obstructed justice,” Waters told MSNBC’s Joy Reid.

“I think even as Republicans see it now, some of them are whispering. They are embarrassed, they are worried. They’re scared that this president is going to take them down eventually,” she continued.

“And so I believe that there will be Republicans that will have to agree with the facts that are going to be presented,” Waters added.


Waters’s comments come after Trump said at a rally Saturday night that Democrats will try to impeach him if they win back the House, citing Waters specifically.

“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 the Michigan rally.

Waters has repeatedly called for Trump’s impeachment. Last week, she urged Trump to resign “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.”

However, party leaders have warned Democratic lawmakers against impeachment efforts, saying they could be harmful ahead of the midterm elections.