Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) criticized Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for their ‘disregard’ of the Constitution and the rule of law, in an interview Sunday with MSNBC host Joy Reid.
Waters went a step further saying Graham, “is off the scale in the way that he’s thumbed his nose at the American public.”
If the President stays in power, Waters warned viewers, it would enable him to continue to operate at the helm of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“They’re telling us they don’t care what we think and they’re telling us they’re going to do what they want to do. They’re not gonna have rules that are gonna be fair and they’re just gonna run through so called impeachment jury inquiry and they’re not going to do anything,” Waters said.
A full House vote is expected Wednesday on the two impeachment articles accusing President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of congress.
If that passes, there will be a trial in the Senate. Sen. Graham and Leader McConnell will take the reigns during that process.
“I tell my constituents that…the Democrats in the House have done their job. The constitution gives us the responsibility for impeachment when there is a president that is dangerous to this country, when there’s a president who ignores the constitution, who’s committed high crimes and misdemeanors. We’ve done our job,” Waters told Reid.