During a Tax Day rally in D.C. over the Easter weekend, Rep. #Maxine Waters told the crowd, "I don't trust this president... I will fight every day until he is impeached!" She then led protesters in an "Impeach 45" chant. However, even though Waters has called for Trump's #impeachment numerous times since election day, the California Democrat appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday and told Craig Melvin that she has never called for Trump's impeachment. During the bizarre interview, Melvin asked Waters about one of her numerous tweets calling for Trump's impeachment.
The tweet in question was one she had posted earlier that very day, stating that she was going to "fight everyday until Trump's impeached."
Maxine Waters denies having ever called for impeachment
After Melvin asked her if it might not be a good idea to wait until "we have some of the answers" to the questions about the alleged collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign staff, Waters blatantly denied ever calling for the president's impeachment in the first place.
“I have not called for impeachment,” Maxine Waters insisted, despite video evidence and a stockpile of tweets that clearly, unmistakably, unequivocally indicate otherwise.
Waters explained to the MSNBC host that "we need to connect the dots, we need the facts in order to do the impeachment." Unfortunately, Craig Melvin appeared to have no interest in calling Maxine Waters out on her blatant, egregious lie by bringing up the seemingly countless calls for impeachment the Democratic lawmaker has made since Trump took office.
On April 2, for instance, Waters appeared on CNN to discuss the topic of Russian hacking.
"I know that if we can prove collusion, then he is impeachable." Or Craig Melvin could have brought up a tweet she posted on March 21, reading simply, "Get ready for impeachment."
Get ready for impeachment.— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 21, 2017
Waters wanted Trump impeached before he was even sworn in
As a matter of fact, Maxine Waters began calling for Trump's impeachment before he was even sworn in as president.
In January, as dozens of Democratic lawmakers toyed with the idea of boycotting #Donald Trump's inauguration, Waters joined Rep. John Lewis in declaring that Trump was an "illegitimate" president. She appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball" and explained her actions to Chris Matthews, stating that Donald Trump should be impeached for his treatment of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail..
"If we discover that Donald Trump or his associates played a role in helping to devise strategy," said Waters, referring to the labeling of Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" or starting the rumor that Clinton was in poor health, "I think that is something that would put the question squarely on the table whether or not he should be impeached."
When Matthews asked whether it was possible for a president-elect to commit an impeachable offense before actually becoming president, Waters doubled down. If the Trump campaign had used hacked information to help determine the outcome of the election, Waters insisted, then, "Yes, I think that's impeachable," she said.