At The Center for American Progress’ Ideas Conference on Tuesday, Democratic rep. Maxine Waters continued her campaign for the impeachment of Trump.
The Ideas Conference, held in Washington, D.C., was meant to bounce around ideas of potential candidates for the Democratic Party in the 2020 elections. Kamala Harris on criminal justice reform, Kirsten Gillibrand on paid family leave and Elizabeth Warren on rooting out corruption in Washington were just a few of the suggestions made at the gathering.
Waters is upset at the lack of action being taken by both parties against the Twitter-crazed President. As she took the stage on Tuesday, she made it clear that Democrats couldn’t afford not to have conversations about impeachment.
“We can’t wait that long. We don’t need to wait that long. He will have destroyed this country by then. We cannot wake up every morning to another crisis, to another scandal. We cannot have the uncertainty,” said Representative Waters.
But Waters has a feeling the tide is about to turn in her favor, with more Americans in favor of Trump being impeached than being in office. According to a PPP poll, 47% of would like to see him go while 41% wouldn’t.
She also has hope in the Republican Party, with statements from Senator Mitch McConnell showing signs of disapproval.
“I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda,” McConnell told Bloomberg earlier in the week.
Waters left both parties with one message before she exited the stage: “You’ve got to do what you know should be done: You’ve got to identify and lay out for the American public everything that he has done, these firings, this obstruction of justice. … And in the final analysis – Maxine Waters was right: You gotta impeach him.”