Rep. Maxine Waters of California said what needed to be said and did what needed to be done at President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearing.
Hey everyone, I will be speaking on the House Floor today at approx 5:20pm ET about #impeachment.
Unfortunately, House rules prevent me from saying everything I’d like to say, but I will share my full message about all of the reasons why 45 should be impeached this evening.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) December 18, 2019
Speaking before the House of Representatives Wednesday (Dec. 18), Auntie Maxine let the Cheeto-in-Chief have it while explaining why she’s 100% for him being impeached.
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” Waters said, quoting the late great Maya Angelou.
She continued: “This day was not inevitable, but it was predictable, because this president has shown himself time and time again to believe that he is above the law. He has no respect for our Constitution or our democracy.”
Dressed in a bright yellow blazer, Waters also publicly denounced Trump’s alleged high crimes, saying it’s “shameful” that her Republican colleagues are “willing to turn a blind eye to hard facts.”
“Yes, I called for Trump’s impeachment early,” Waters continued. “This is our country. Our foremothers and forefathers shed their blood to build and defend this democracy. I refuse to have it undermined.”
Following the conclusion of her 3-minute speech, Auntie Maxine was met with a well-deserved round of applause from the House floor.