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

Waters urges 'faint of heart' to 'support impeachment'
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersOn The Money: Mnuchin, Powell differ over how soon economy will recover | Millions fear eviction without more aid from Congress | IRS chief pledges to work on tax code's role in racial wealth disparities Millions fear eviction without more aid from Congress House approves statehood for DC in 232-180 vote MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday laid into President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' 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.


She accused Trump of having "no honesty" and "no patriotism." She also cited his frequent attacks on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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.