Congresswoman Maxine Waters Says She’s Not Backing Down From Her Goal To Have Trump Impeached
Alex Wong

If you thought Congresswoman Maxine Waters had given up her fight to impeach Donald Trump — think again. On Saturday the Democrat from California was honored with the Chairman’s Award during the NAACP Image Awards, and she used the opportunity to make it clear where she stands on the matter.

“I haven’t forgotten about ’45.’ He’s appointed an attorney general who thinks he can hold the special council’s report from the American people,” Waters told attendees at Hollywood, California’s Dolby Theatre. “I still think he needs to be impeached.”

In recent weeks, top Dems have tried to shift the focus off of impeachment, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying “he’s just not worth it.” But Waters is steadfast, and has no issue breaking with leadership, even if it means becoming a target for white supremacists. On Saturday she had a message for them too.

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While addressing the detractors who she says have threatened her and her family, Waters expressed to the audience that she is not at all scared by “ultra-right wing white supremacists” and “haters who have threatened to kill me and my family and my staff.”  She went on to say that she’s even gotten four of them convicted. “If you come for me, I’m coming for you,” Waters declared to an eruption of applause.

Waters was recognized at the long-standing awards ceremony for her exemplary public service and for using her public platform to create agents of change. “After a long career journey, tonight I stand before you as the first woman and the first African-American to chair the powerful U.S. House Financial Services Committee,” Waters said. “And it is indeed an honor to hold the chairwoman’s gavel and yes, I got the gavel, and I’m not afraid to use it.”