Maxine Waters

Remarks on impeachment of Donald J. Trump - Jan. 13, 2021

Maxine Waters
January 13, 2021
House impeachment proceedings for President Donald J. Trump
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I rise in support of impeaching again the worst president in the history of the United States. Since his first day in office, this President has spent four years abusing his power, lying, embracing authoritarianism, radicalizing his supporters against democracy. This corruption poisoned the minds of his supporters, inciting them to willingly join with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and paramilitary extremists in a siege of the United States Capitol building, the very seat of American democracy. The Republican party is now the Trump party. And I want you to know that this is a Trump power grab that will not stop, it will not stop with attacking the Capitol and our state legislatures. This President intends to exercise power long after he is out of office. It is reported that the President of the United States watched the invasion from the Oval Office of our Capitol and seemingly enjoyed it. I want you to know we should be concerned that the Republicans will not defend him and he is capable of starting a civil war. He must be impeached. He must be stopped now.

Waters, M. [C-SPAN]. (2021, January 13). U.S. House: Debate on Impeachment Resolution Against President Trump [] Retrieved on February 16, 2022 from