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Published On: Mon, Apr 30th, 2018

Maxine Waters talks impeachment of President Trump, yelling ‘impeach 45’ at rallies

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC on Sunday, speaking with host Joy Reid, about her desire to see President Trump impeached, claiming that 70% of Democrats want impeachment.

“So, Donald Trump says that the reason now – you know, Nancy Pelosi was the reason to vote in 2010 because President Obama, and apparently now you are the reason Republicans should vote in the coming mid-term because of impeachment. Your thoughts?” Reid asked.

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“Well, first of all, he’s absolutely correct that I am encouraging impeachment, but he’s incorrect when he says and implies that at the rallies, people are saying ‘but he’s done nothing wrong.’ That’s not what they’re saying back to me when I say ‘impeach him.’ I don’t say ‘impeach him’ quite that way. I say ‘impeach 45,’ and they go nuts, and they agree, and 70% of Democrats in a recent poll said he should be impeached.”

Check out the exchange below.

Reid followed up by showing a graphic featuring the poll to which Waters was referring.

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey conducted between April 10 – 13 found that 49% of women would “definitely vote for … a candidate for Congress who wants to move to impeach President Trump.”

A Morning Consult/Politico survey conducted in late-March found that 42% of women believe Congress “should begin impeachment proceedings to remove President Trump from office.” 74% of self-identified “Democratic women” said the same. Waters had previously misquoted that poll, saying 70% of women, NOT 70% of Democratic women polled.

“The threat of impeachment provides Republicans their best point of attack looking toward the midterm elections, and I think we’re going to hear a lot more about it from their arsenal as they try to isolate the Robert Mueller investigation and delegitimize it,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. “If there’s a silver lining for Republicans in this data, it’s the impeachment question.”

Democrats would need only a simple majority in the House to impeach Trump — something that’s happened to only two other presidents in the country’s history. To remove him from the Oval Office, which has never been done before, would take a two-thirds majority in the Senate to convict him of any articles of impeachment.

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