California Democrat Representative Maxine Waters continues to drive the message to push for President Trump’s impeachment should Democrats gain control of the House.
Waters went on MSNBC following last week’s news of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was found guilty of eight counts, and Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea.
Breitbart reports Waters is urging her fellow Democrats to promote “impeach President Donald Trump a central issue.”
Well, I think that it has been difficult for many Americans to keep up with everything that’s been going on in this investigation. There’s so many parts to it. So many new names that are introduced almost on a daily basis, but I think what happened—have to focus people on some individuals that they had been hearing about and the charges that were being initiated. Absolutely, when this president was named as a co-conspirator, an unindicted co-conspirator in the hush money information that had been circulating for so long, I think that changed an awful lot.
Well, let me just say this. You know, I’ve been talking about impeachment for a long time. My party has not made this their central issue. They have insisted they need to talk about the issues that they believe are central to the concern of the American people. They wanted to make sure that the American people understand and always understood that Medicare is very important, Medicaid is very important. The Obamacare initiative that was signed into law and has been active in making sure that every human being, every citizen has the opportunity to have healthcare. These are the issues that they’ve been talking about. They want to keep it at the American forefront. You know I’ve been saying we can walk and chew gum at the same time. There is no reason why we shouldn’t talk about those issues, but allow the American people to understand that we know something is going on.
Watch Waters’ MSNBC interview here.
Waters also wished for President Trump’s impeachment as a present for her recent 80th birthday.
Not all Democrat leaders are on board with Waters.
California Representative and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi disagreed with Waters.
Despite the news about Manafort and Cohen, Pelosi said a Trump impeachment is “not a priority.”
The Hill reports:
“Impeachment has to spring from something else,” Pelosi, who has long downplayed the possibility of impeachment, told The Associated Press.
“If and when the information emerges about that, we’ll see,” Pelosi said. “It’s not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward.”
Pelosi understands that calling for Trump’s impeachment before the midterm elections will drive Republican voters to the polls so for now, Democrats are divided.