While speaking at the funeral of the late comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory, Maxine Waters lapsed into a spit-flying rage over Trump, and members of his administration.
Waters turned her eulogy for Gregory into nothing more than an anti-Trump rant, turning what was supposed to be a speech about the life and memory of a civil rights activist into rant about conservatives who are, “taking everything” and a President who is a, “dishonorable human being who can criticize everybody but [Vladimir] Putin and Russia.”
Waters bragged – in front of hundreds of mourners – about her anti-Trump crusade, “I’m cleaning out the White House!” she threatened, adding, “ [Trump] has the ‘alt-right’ and the KKK and everybody else inside his cabinet.“ The assembled, grieving, congregation sat through the entire rant, puzzled and perhaps a bit shocked at what Dick Gregory’s funeral had become at the hands of Maxine Waters.
“And then comes along this person,” Waters said, pointing fingers at Trump. “This person who does not respect you. This dishonorable human being who cheats everybody! This dishonorable human being who will lie at the drop of a hat,” she raved.
She went on to address the possibility of impeachment, and even the fact that Pelosi and Democratic leaders had asked her to tone down the rhetoric. “I know even my colleagues get very upset,” Waters acknowledged,” some get afraid when I say ‘impeachment.’ When I get through with Donald Trump, he’s gonna wish he had been impeached. I feel it very deeply. I am so offended by him and I love my people so much that I am not going to put up with it.”
Defiantly, she shrieked, “I’m gonna say ‘Impeach 45 everyday,’ ‘Impeach 45 everyday,’ ‘Impeach 45 everyday.’”
Unsurprisingly, this was the second this week that Waters turned a separate speaking engagement into a deranged and incoherent anti-Trump rant. During a town hall event held by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – of which Waters is a member- Waters argued how impeachment is the only solution for Trump.
“Impeachment is about whatever the Congress says it is. There is no law that can dictate impeachment. What the Constitution says is ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ and we define that. Bill Clinton got impeached because he lied. Here you have a president who I can tell you and guarantee you is in collusion with the Russians to undermine our democracy. Here you have a president who has obstructed justice. And here you have a president that lies every day; thank God that the special counsel is beginning to connect the dots and understand Facebook’s role in it; social media’s role in it,” Waters said, addressing the town hall participants.
She even took a jab at Ben Carson, “look at Ben Carson. My God. My grandmother would call him an educated fool. Here’s a man who has a reputation of being a highly competent surgeon, but when he talks about poor people, he says they’re the cause of their poverty. He doesn’t understand why you didn’t do what he did and why you didn’t make it like he made it.”
“Don’t come here and tell me, ‘Maxine, you keep on doing what you do.’ But when you gonna give me some support?” she accused her predominantly African American town hall audience. She demanded, “When is the black community going to say, ‘yeah, Impeach him’? It’s time to go after him. I don’t hear you. Don’t another person come after me and say ‘you go, girl.’ No, you go.”
Maxine Waters is burning bridges left and right, and spurning the very people that got her elected, in her quixotic quest to impeach Trump. At this point, it could be argued, she is damaging herself more than she could ever harm the President.