Maxine Waters is going to play this big role in Trump’s impeachment trial
The Senate is beginning Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.
No one has ever seen anything like this before.
And now Maxine Waters is going to play this big role in Trump’s impeachment trial.
Both sides in the Trump impeachment trial will make extensive use of video.
When it is their turn to present a defense, Trump’s lawyers will play video of Democrat politicians making incendiary comments that could have incited violence.
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters will play a starring role in this presentation as Trump’s attorneys highlight her 2018 comments whipping up left-wing rage mobs to terrorize Trump cabinet officials in public.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up, and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out, and you create a crowd, and you push back on them. You tell them that they’re not welcome anymore anywhere!” Water declared during the fight over President Trump’s zero tolerance policy at the border.
In an interview on MSNBC, Waters tried to downplay her comments by claiming she never intended to incite violence.
“Absolutely, I can say it. As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I was was to tell them they’re not welcome, talk to them, tell them they’re not welcome. I didn’t say go and fight. I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. So they can’t make that statement,” Waters claimed.
That’s not true.
Waters implored Democrats to “push back” on Trump officials and even get in their faces in public.
It is true that Waters used figures of speech common to American politics.
But so did President Trump.
And that is the point.
Republicans and Trump’s lawyers will argue that Democrats are impeaching Donald Trump for constitutionally protected speech.