Loudmouth Rep. Maxine Waters has reinvented herself as the bullhorn of the Democrats’ anti-Trump “resistance.”
Everywhere she goes, Waters can be heard shouting “Impeach 45!”
But, as many have pointed out, impeachment requires some very specific conditions to be met.
Specifically, the president needs to have committed certain actual crimes, and in a certain way.
But the facts and details, the actual laws governing this nation, don’t seem to concern this LAWMAKER.
At a recent rally, Waters insisted:
“Impeachment is about whatever the Congress says it is. There is no law that dictates impeachment. What the Constitution says is ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ and we define that.”
In other words, in Waters’ world, Congress can just impeach anyone it pleases, and make up the rules as it goes.
Law Newz explained that while that notion is somewhat accurate, Waters had grossly skewed the reality of how impeachment works:
The framers, as we all know, were hell-bent on making sure that the American president could not become tyrannical; a key facet to their planning was to give Congress the final word on whether the chief executive was carrying out his responsibilities with the requisite dignity befitting the office. Such an concept of impeachment may provide us significant discomfort in that it varies so profoundly from the criminal justice system, but that’s precisely the point. Impeachment is inherently a political process, not a criminal one. The numbers required for impeachment and conviction ensure that the process isn’t likely to oust a president who is merely unpopular; supermajorities aren’t easy to come by, and are inherent guards against arbitrary or capricious actions.
Trump’s been in office less than a year, and most of what Waters is bringing against him remains in the realm of far-fetched allegation and personal dislike.
“Arbitrary” would be an understatement for Waters’ efforts to impeach Trump.