On Sunday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Republicans are not being patriotic by defending President Trump against impeachment over his phone call with the Ukraine. Speaking on MSNBC, Waters referred to Republican senators as “spineless” for not turning against President Trump, arguing that their lack of patriotism will harm the country.
“I am disgusted with those spineless members of the Senate who don’t have the guts to stand up for this country. Many of them have defined themselves as patriotic. They’re not patriotic. They are spineless and they’re not willing to step up and do what needs to be done in recognizing the danger of this president,” Waters said, as reported by Fox News. “They’re willing to harm our country, and so, I want all of the American population to understand who is in that Senate, what they’re doing, whether or not they want them to remain there if, in fact, they don’t come forward.”
Maxine Waters added that she has no idea how Republicans could “look their children and wives and community in the face” after supporting Trump. Waters opined that Republicans are “frightened” to go against him.
“I have no respect for any senator, any member of Congress, who is not willing to put themselves on the line for this country,” she said.
Maxine Waters’ rhetorical extremism took an ugly turn last week when she not only said that President Trump should be impeached, but should also be placed in “solitary confinement.” She also criticized him for suggesting that civil war could break out in the United States if the Democrats impeached him, arguing it amounted to a racist dog whistle.
“I’m calling on the GOP to stop Trump’s filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed,” she tweeted. “Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned [and] placed in solitary confinement. But for now, impeachment is the imperative.”
“Trump is so irresponsible & so hungry for power & control, he would dare imply that a civil war will ensue if he’s impeached. He is dog whistling to his white supremacists to create fear & intimidation [because] he knows he is going to be impeached. He knows he deserves impeachment,” she continued.
“Trump has corrupted so many members of his admin. The lies, coverups, shaking down foreign countries & undermining our democracy will be recorded as one of the worst periods in the history of our country, all led by a dishonorable con man. Follow the facts, impeachment on the way,” she concluded.
Following that statement, Maxine Waters also suggested on MSNBC that President Trump’s rhetoric will lead to people like her being killed — even though she previously told anti-Trump extremists to harass members of his administration when out in public.
“[Trump] should not be going after anybody,” Waters told host Ali Velshi. “He is the president of the United States of America. He is setting some of us up to be killed. I have death threats constantly.”
“There are a number of people who have been convicted for threatening to kill me, and when he does that he’s dog-whistling to the white supremacists, the KKK, and the dangerous people,” she continued. “We have stories about many of those white supremacists who do nothing but practice how they’re going to be involved in a civil war and fight against this government. This president is irresponsible in so many ways aside from making us a target of these white supremacists.”