Maxine Waters warns Trump ‘capable of starting a civil war’

Maxine Waters warns Trump ‘capable of starting a civil war’

Rep.
Maxine
Waters,
D-Calif.,
urged
the
House
of
Representatives
to

impeach

President
Trump
on
Wednesday,
arguing
that
he
was
“the
worst
president
in
the
history
of
the
United
States.”

During
a
floor
speech,
Waters
warned
that
last
week’s
riots
were
a
“power
grab”
by
Trump
that
“will
not
stop.”
She
said:
“This
president
intends
to
exercise
power
long
after
he
is
out
of
office

he
is
capable
of
starting
a
civil
war.”

After
the
riots
at
the
Capitol,
Trump
offered
remarks
in
which
he
committed
to
a
peaceful
transition
of
power.

Waters’
comments
added
to
a
long
list
of
scathing
criticisms
Trump
faced
as
the
Democratic-led
House
seemed
poised
to
impeach
him
once
more
with
just
days
left
in
his
term.
The
FBI
has
warned
that
armed
protests
were
being
planned
for

all
50
state
capitols
in
the
lead-up
to
President-elect
Biden’s
inauguration.

Trump
told
Fox
News
on
Wednesday
that
he
wanted
demonstrators
to
remain
peaceful.


MAXINE
WATERS
SAYS
CONGRESS
‘MISSED
OPPORTUNITY’
TO
IMPEACH
TRUMP
‘FOR
TREASON’

“In
light
of
reports
of
more
demonstrations,
I
urge
that
there
must
be
NO
violence,
NO
lawbreaking
and
NO
vandalism
of
any
kind,”
Trump
said.

“That
is
not
what
I
stand
for
and
it
is
not
what
America
stands
for.
I
call
on
ALL
Americans
to
help
ease
tensions
and
calm
tempers.
Thank
You.”

Since
last
week,
Democrats
have
accused
Trump
of
inciting
an
armed
insurrection
and
argued
that
he
was
a
danger
to
the
country.
At
least
six House
Republicans

including
GOP
Conference
Chairwoman
Liz
Cheney,
of
Wyoming —

said
they
would
back
impeachment
as
well.

“The
President
of
the
United
States
summoned
this
mob,
assembled
the
mob,
and
lit
the
flame
of
this
attack,”
Cheney
said. “Everything
that
followed
was
his
doing.
None
of
this
would
have
happened
without
the
President.
The
President
could
have
immediately
and
forcefully
intervened
to
stop
the
violence.
He
did
not.” 


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Others
like
Sen.
Lindsey
Graham,
R-S.C.,
pushed
back
on
impeachment.

“Supporting
the
impeachment
of
President
Trump
under
these
circumstances
will
do
great
damage
to
the
institutions
of
government
and
could
invite
further
violence
at
a
time
the
President
is
calling
for
calm,”
he
tweeted
on
Wednesday.

Sam
Dorman
is
a
reporter
with
Fox
News.
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