A division of party lines in Washington, D.C., and the contempt many Democrats feel for the new president isn't a newsflash, but one senator is giving her take of how President Trump could get impeached over his actions.
Maxine Waters, a Democratic congresswoman from the liberal state of California, has made no secret of her open disdain of the POTUS, forsaking civility politics for the honest and correct assessment of the president.
Asked if it was appropriate to be talking about impeachment, Waters said she had not called for impeachment yet. He's doing it himself.
Waters, appearing Monday on the dais beside Pelosi, clarified her earlier comments, saying they came in response to the "questions and pleas" she's hearing from constituents about Trump's refugee ban and his friendly relationship with the Kremlin, among other contentious issues. "'What are we going to do?"
"We can not continue to have a President who is acting in this manner".
The California Democrat also expressed concern over Trump's recent travel ban order, which permanently barred Syrian refugees from entering the US and temporarily halted all travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. And I do think that impeachment certainly may be possible. "It's unsafe to the United States of America".
"I hope he's not there for four years", she said in an interview on Cheddar, an online broadcasting network targeting millennials.
Supporters of the impeachment drive say Trump's global business interests have created conflicts that make him constitutionally ineligible to sit in the Oval Office.
Waters, a 13-term Democrat from Los Angeles, has called for Trump's impeachment several times now, however she has yet to explicitly accuse the president of breaking the law.
Pelosi was then asked if she agreed with Waters, and while she agreed that Waters' litany of complaints were "grounds for displeasure", she stopped short of advocating impeachment. Furthermore, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to the subject of impeaching the president and had a less urgent tone. Instead, she claimed to reporters that many people across the country have contacted her to express opposition to the Trump agenda and that the president is supposedly self-directing himself into impeachment, The American Mirrorexplained.
Pelosi reacted to Waters' comments about Trump leading himself to impeachment - countering some of her points about the president's demeanor.