Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters claimed Sunday that former President Donald Trump would attempt “to take over legislatures, little towns and cities” if he is not convicted for insurrection.
Waters made her comments on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”
— The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (@TheSundayShow) January 24, 2021
Waters Claims Trump ‘Paid’ The ‘Organizers Of The Insurrection’
Waters said, “I do believe he sent all of these domestic terrorists to the Capitol to take over the Capitol, and that includes not only the Proud Boys but the Oath Keepers, the QAnon, and white supremacists.”
“These people have been aligned with him” Waters insisted.
Waters then accused Trump of paying the “organizers of the insurrection.”
“One of the things I hope that will be looked at as we take this impeachment to the Senate is the fact that in his campaign for re-election, he was paying the very organizers of the insurrection that took place,” said Waters.
After the violence at the Capitol in early January, Waters also claimed that President Trump was “capable” of “starting a civil war.”
— The Hill (@thehill) January 13, 2021
Waters Demands Trump Conviction
“The names are right there” she continued. “The amount of money that he paid to them, it is shown in the last report,” the Democrat said. “More of it is going to show up in the next report that they have to do.”
“I think it is very clear” Waters said. “We cannot afford to allow this president to leave here without being impeached and, you know, absolutely convicted.”
She further explained why she believes the Senate must impeach Trump, claiming that Trump would use taxpayer money to organize his supporters.
Waters continued, “We cannot allow him to leave and have all of the resources of the taxpayers to have not only money to hire staff, but to hire security, and money to organize with, because he will continue.”
FLASHBACK:@RepMaxineWaters urges a crowd to harass Trump administration officials.
"If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd.
And you tell them they're not welcome…anywhere." pic.twitter.com/7fxH5XqrXN
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 31, 2020
Then Waters made her wild claim about Trump somehow being so influential over parts of the U.S. population that he will be able to control small towns and local governments.
“He now knows, he has a population” Waters said adding that “he’s going to expand that.”
“He will be attempting to take over legislatures, little towns and cities and he doesn’t give a darn about the Constitution and so our democracy is at stake,” Waters claimed.
“We must convict him, and we must take away his power” she finished.
If President Trump were convicted by the Senate and barred from holding political office, it would do nothing to stop him from organizing or politicking as a private citizen.