Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., the queen of impeachment, didn’t take the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report too well, given that it exonerated President Donald Trump of collusion with Russia.
And it’s certain the batty lawmaker didn’t like a dig from Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, any better.
First, Waters responded by attacking Attorney General William Barr, who redacted portions of the report and decided that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to charge the president with obstructing justice — after Mueller dropped the ball here.
“I never expected Barr to do anything that would be respectful to the members of Congress or to include us in any real way,” Waters said during an appearance on the friendly MSNBC network.
“He has proven himself. He auditioned for this job,” she charged. “He was chosen to protect the president of the United States and that’s exactly what he’s doing. I’m not surprised.”
Then, in a statement from her office, Waters fretted that a failure to impeach Trump will “imperil the nation.”
(Or, at least, the Democratic Party’s hope’s of defeating President Trump in 2020.)
“At this point, Congress’ failure to impeach is complacency in the face of the erosion of our democracy and constitutional norms. Congress’ failure to impeach would set a dangerous precedent and imperil the nation as it would vest too much power in the Executive Branch and embolden future officeholders to further debase the U.S. presidency, if that’s even possible,” Waters said in the release.
She would also call on Barr to be removed from office.
In light of the Mueller report shutting down Waters’ repeated claims of collusion and her insistence that the special counsel would “connect the dots,” McDaniels couldn’t resist rubbing it in the Democrats face.
Sharing a video montage of Waters accusing Trump of collusion over and over again, McDaniels added: “Maxine Waters never missed an opportunity to spread the phony [Trump]-Russia collusion lie. She’s an absolute disgrace and has NO credibility.”
Maxine Waters never missed an opportunity to spread the phony @realDonaldTrump-Russia collusion lie.
She’s an absolute disgrace and has NO credibility.pic.twitter.com/CeBRJ1661P
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 18, 2019
But then, we knew Waters was a disgrace the day she publicly called on followers to harass and intimidate Trump supporters wherever they were found — a call to action heeded by the low-information Democratic base, resulting in a number of people being set upon by mobs.
The reaction online centered on “Mad Max” and her current state of mind… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Poster girl for term limits
— Bruce Hunt (@bruce_hunt60) April 19, 2019
You know when folks get old, they tend to repeat the same stories you’ve heard them tell a hundred times. Well Low IQ Maxine is going for the Guinness all time record.
— ✨ LDAonly1 ✨#FalunGong (@peony_morning) April 18, 2019
🤣🤣🤣 omg I love these videos what a crazy old bat
— Ethan Smith (@EthanHoosiers) April 18, 2019
Maxine, your sins will find you out….
— Soul Trotters (@BaselineBrad21) April 18, 2019
Mad Maxine – foul creature
— Gerald (@grtspider) April 18, 2019
Dot this Mad Max! pic.twitter.com/ZwhMQkSrb7
— Jeanne Olsen (@ruby33tw) April 18, 2019
This woman is insane. Clearly she’s pickled and just now found the gin stained sheet of the Dems talking points, she’s been using as a coaster since June 2017.
— PickMcPockets (@mc_pockets) April 18, 2019
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