Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., doesn’t want to give voters a chance to choose between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
She wants Congress to remove Trump from office before the election — and she’s not interested in another Democratic-led impeachment effort, either.
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During an interview on MSNBC, Waters called on Democrats to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office without trial. Waters is upset about comments the White House made about Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
She claimed Trump was too divisive and doesn’t want to give voters the chance to re-elect him to a second term.
“The President of the United States of America is unbelievably divisive. The president lies,” Water said. “He’s pitting people against each other, going back to the old birther argument that they attempted to use against Obama.”
“This is a president that is the most deplorable human being that I have ever encountered in my life. And he’s undermining our democracy,” she said, without evidence. “We cannot take any more of this president. This president is not only attacking the person that was just appointed or selected by Biden to be his vice president, and he is not hesitant to do it.”
“This man has no shame. The name-calling, he called her nasty, on and on and on,” she continued. “I don’t know how much more the American people can take.”
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Waters said it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove Trump with office using Section 4 of the 25th Amendment… because the U.S. Postal Service is having trouble with it’s budget.
“As a matter of fact, when you couple that with what he’s doing, undermining our democracy, tearing up our post office, I believe that it is time for Section 4 of Amendment 25 to be put in place and his cabinet should send to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker, as identified in the Constitution, that this man should be removed from office. Section 25 should be put in place,” she said.
Waters said doesn’t want Republicans to get a chance at a hearing — she wants Pelosi to simply have an injunction.
“I’m not even supportive of just having a hearing,” she said. “I want to have an injunction against the president based on all the actions that he has taken that is so obvious that it is political, that he is trying to destroy the post office because he believes that mail-in voting, absentee voting will defeat him and he will do anything. It was referred to by one of my friends as the scorched earth approach.”
“This president will do anything to try and stay in office. So I think we need to get right to the court with an injunction. I will be talking with the speaker about that today,” she continued. “He has demonstrated that he is undermining our democracy. It is in defiance of the Constitution and I want him to be stopped. I don’t think a hearing is enough. I think that we need to go directly to the courts and try to get an injunction against any more movements by him.”
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Critics were quick to point out that what Waters is suggesting isn’t actually included in the 25th Amendment.
The 25th Amendment outlines what Congress and the Vice President can do if the president were unable to perform his duties, such as having a medical emergency or be otherwise incapacitated.
Waters later tweeted, again without evidence, that Trump was mentally challenged and was going to end Social Security payments to seniors.
We know Trump is mentally challenged, but now I think he’s completely LOST his mind! His attack on #socialsecurity thru
a payroll tax deduction, temporarily & later permanent, will end SS benefits that have kept millions of seniors out of poverty! He can be stopped on Nov. 3rd!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) August 16, 2020
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