Maxine Waters is the leader of the impeachment caucus within the Democrat Party.
She never misses an opportunity to use the media to push Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team to take up the fight to remove Donald Trump from office.
But that is a high-risk strategy and it blew up when Waters went on TV and said something she instantly regretted.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews asked Waters why Democrats would not introduce articles of impeachment even though Matthews claimed Trump was acting like a king.
That set Waters off.
She launched a bizarre tirade about how 90 percent of the calls to her office support impeachment and that the will of the people is demanding Congress take steps to nullify the results of the 2016 election.
“I don’t know when they will come to that conclusion. I know that as leaders, they have the responsibility to try and hold our caucus together and to try and do and lead in the best way they think will help us to be successful,” Waters ranted.
Waters continued, “If they believe that now is not the time for impeachment, they will keep trying and go down that road. The American people, in the final analysis, is going to push on the Congress to do the impeachment. My calls are overwhelming in my office about impeachment. I have so many calls and 90 percent of all the calls that I’m getting, people see me on the street and they are talking about impeachment. ‘When are you going to impeach?’”
“I think as the level of interest and the level of not putting up with this president any longer comes to the forefront and lays on and leans on and pressures the Congress of the United States, we are going have to do it,” Waters added. “We are going to have to impeach. I just wish it was sooner than later.”
This is a huge mistake for Waters.
If Democrats move on impeachment thinking the phone calls to Waters office are representative of the sentiment in the broader American public, they are walking into a trap.
Waters represents one of the most far-left districts in Congress.
Polls show only a small minority of Americans support impeachment.
If Democrats listen to Maxine Waters, they would be taking up a fight that they have no hope of winning and could end up bolstering Donald Trump’s chances of winning re-election in 2020.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.