Waters urges 'faint of heart' to 'support impeachment'

Waters urges 'faint of heart' to 'support impeachment'
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersBipartisan bill will help level the playing field for small businesses Republicans hammer HUD chief over sluggish rental aid Key GOP lawmaker backs Powell for another term as Fed chief MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday laid into President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE in a series of tweets that culminated with an apparent call for ambivalent lawmakers to support impeachment proceedings.

Over the course of eight tweets, Waters hit Trump over his relationship with autocrats like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and cited examples she said are evidence of the president obstructing justice.

"For the faint of heart, who've been waiting for every 't' to be crossed and every 'i' to be dotted, now is the time to demonstrate your patriotism. Support impeachment!" Waters tweeted.

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She accused Trump of having "no honesty" and "no patriotism." She also cited his frequent attacks on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE and his recent implications against Michael Cohen's father-in-law as evidence of obstruction of justice.

"What more do we need to know?" she tweeted. "Impeachment is the only answer."

Waters is one of Trump's most outspoken critics, and she regularly clashes with the president. Trump has dubbed her "low IQ" and mocked her during his own campaign rallies to rile up supporters.

Waters's series of tweets against the president came the same day that the House Judiciary Committee issued a first round of document requests as part of a sweeping investigation into Trump's campaign, business and administration.

Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), who would oversee impeachment proceedings, has said he believes Congress is still a long way from such a movement and should be gathering evidence.

Other Democratic leaders have similarly downplayed the issue, saying they want to wait for the findings of congressional investigations and the special counsel's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.