President Donald Trump may flip and flop and tell lies as easily as he breathes, but Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) remains constant on her message to get him out of the White House, one way or another.
As it is almost a given at this point that the Republican Senate will acquit Trump of the impeachment articles that were brought against him by Democratic House, Waters, who was the first to call for his impeachment, vowed that she will be continuing her work.
“I have issued subpoenas that have gone through the court system. The court system is very slow, and they’re not hearing my subpoenas that have gone through the lower courts until June,” Waters explained to ESSENCE at her third annual Millenial Media Row, which coincides with the President’s State of the Union Address. “The Supreme Court will be hearing my petitions, and this is all about his finance, his financial, business, et cetera. We’ll continue with that.”
Waters, who chairs the Financial Services Committee, is, of course, referencing the subpoenas issued against Deutsche Bank, seeking more information about the president’s finances.
“In addition to that, we got to focus people on the elections,” she added. “We can get rid of this President if we turn out to vote, and that’s extraordinarily important. You never give up. He’s dishonorable. He is divisive. He’s dangerous, and he’s undermining our democracy, and we have to be focused on getting him out of office.”
Of course, Waters has refused, consistently, to attend the State of the Union address with her colleagues. This year was no different. Ahead of the address, she tweeted out a scathing dismissal of the event noting, “To think that I would attend the #SOTU to hear the message of an IMPEACHED president is a thought that in no way would be consistent w/ my fight and struggle against this dishonorable president.”
Waters’ message has never wavered for the entirety of Trump’s presidency. And when asked if there was anything that could be done by the current president that would impress her, or change her mind, she shared her thoughts.
“There is something he could say, but he would never say, and that is this: ‘America, please forgive me. I’m a liar. I’m divisive. I have led this country in the wrong direction. I’m allied with Russia and Putin and the oligarchs of Russia, and I’m just a dishonorable human being. Please forgive me. I was reared this way. I’ve been this way all my life. I don’t know any better, and so I’m asking for your forgiveness. I’m on bended knees. Let me put this gavel down, and get down on my knees, and ask you to please forgive me for what I have done.'” Waters quipped cheekily with a smile. “Of course, he won’t say that.”
However, beyond such an apology, the Congresswoman is simply not interested.
“This President cannot be trusted to deal with…important public policy issues, and so whatever he says will not be in the best interest of our people, cannot be believed,” she said, pointing out Trump’s efforts to tear apart the Affordable Care Act, as well as other policy issues. “I don’t know how he can talk about these issues in a way that would be suitable for us to believe that he has changed his mind and that he’s going to support public policy that will help us all to have a better quality of life.”