Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has a reputation for unhinged comments.
But she let loose with one today, that even for her, is next-level lunacy.
Waters attacked President Donald Trump’s comments about the Ukraine whistleblower. Trump had criticized the whistleblower and said that in the “old days” spies were treated “a little differently than we do now.”
That didn’t sit well with Waters.
I'm calling on the GOP to stop Trump's filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed. Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement. But for now, impeachment is the imperative.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) October 1, 2019
Later in the day, Waters doubled down on the crazy talk.
Maxine Waters doubles down on unhinged tweet: “he really should be punished”https://t.co/YcwyYEDYY9 pic.twitter.com/YZTGftFcC3
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 1, 2019
Trump of course never said that the whistleblower should be killed.
But this tirade might backfire on her, as it’s clear that’s she’s prejudged any issue of impeachment, is unable to render a clear (and sane) decision if there actually was a vote and she would have to recuse herself.
So did Democrats say, “Maxine, be a little more controlled” or pull back so we don’t overplay our hand?
Nope. Have they ever?
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) defended her “passion” when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked if this was the attitude that a lawmaker should have.
Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro defends Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) unhinged demand that President Trump should be placed jailed and thrown into solitary confinement: “I have a lot of respect for Maxine Waters”pic.twitter.com/fcauAC270c
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 1, 2019
As it turns out, Waters has had a past issue with the concept of solitary confinement for prisoners, as the Free Beacon notes. So she wouldn’t be in favor of it for criminals. But she’d make an exception because that’s just how much she hates Trump and wants to get back at him.
It’s also a 180 from her criticism of Trump supporters for calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up. Waters even claimed in a 2017 interview that the chant was somehow “developed” with the help of the Kremlin and Putin, according to the Free Beacon.
Waters doesn’t just want Trump impeached, she wants to impeach Attorney General William Barr and Vice President Mike Pence as well. It’s not clear what she thinks the justification would be, but who needs justification or facts if the Democrats get the control they want?
Waters infamously encouraged people to harass Trump officials, to get up in their faces wherever you found them and “push back on them.”
Speaking of mob boss language:
— Andreas Kratos (@AndreasKratos) October 1, 2019
The only way that she keeps being returned to Congress is because she’s from California.
But even they have to realize what an embarrassment she is at this point.
Unfortunately, even with all the ethics question in her own past and knowing her issues, California voters are likely to return her to office in the future.