Saturday, June 03, 2017

Maxine Waters: You Can't Impeach Me

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Maxine Waters is a lot of things, and few of them make sense.  She rarely makes sense, hereself, for that matter.

Waters is not one that plays nice, and she is an anti-American Marxist through and through.  Compromise or tolerance is not in her play book, only the fact that to her, the ends justify the means.  She's the woman, if you'll remember, who said "the Tea Party can go straight to hell.”  In 2011, when referring to the Republicans who voted against increasing the debt limit, "We should have made them walk the plank.”  In 2008 she called for socializing the oil companies (because it's worked so well in Venezuela), in 2010 she called "flag waving" by the Tea Party "outrageous,"  testified during congressional hearings in 2004 that there was no risk of a housing bubble or any problems that may arise from a failure by Fannie Mae, and in 1989 explained that she embraces her anger.

Republicans make her especially angry.

Racial politics are always front and center for Waters, as evidenced by this quotation from a 1993 interview with the Los Angeles Times: “Policy, for the most part, has been made by white people in America, not by people of color. And they have tended to take care of those things that they think are important. Whether it’s their agricultural subsidies, or other kinds of expenditures that are certainly not expenditures for poor people or for people of color. And so we have to band together and keep fighting back.”

In reference to the Rodney King Riots she said, "If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion."

Talk about inciting violence, and mob rule.

With the financial crisis looming, Waters was mostly worried about a bank that her husband had a financial stake in, so she contacted the Treasury Department on behalf of OneUnited Bank officials, actions which prompted a congressional ethics probe.

While crying about Republicans calling Obama a liar, let's remember how in The Washington Times in 2005 Maxine Waters was quoted saying of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney: “The President is a liar. Dick Cheney, the chief architect of the Big Lie, is not only a liar, he is a thief.”

Now, she is at it again.

At 78-years-old, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters at an event with constituents in her home district, was taped in a conversation with a constituent.  The constituent said "I've been calling your office, sending you emails" with no response, to which Waters says "You're one of 700,000" constituents and notes "I'm in Washington most of the time."

The woman said she wanted to talk about just that: "Your representation of us in Washington" and "about our president as well."

Waters: “I can’t stand him! He’s the most horrible man I’ve ever seen in my life!”

The constituent interrupted: “I love my President.”

Waters: “I’m glad you do! Your President is a dishonorable, lying man. He mocked a journalist. I’ve never seen a grown man do that! He talked about grabbing women by the private parts. He’s lies everyday. He’s in bed with Putin and the Russians about oil! And everybody around him are allies with the Kremlin and with the Oligarchs of Russia. They’re gonna' take us down!”

The constituent was ready.  "I go back to President Clinton."

"I don't care about Clinton."

"Well, of course you don't."

"Listen, I'm going to work every day until I get him impeached."

"I'm going to work every day to make sure that he isn't and that' you're impeached."

"You can't impeach a member of Congress," Waters said. Then rephrased that a bit: "You cannot impeach a woman of Congress."

Remember, this is a woman who took an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, yet she does not know what it says.

According to the text of the Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." -- Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution continues: A majority vote of the House of Representatives is required to bring impeachment charges (Article I, Section 2, Clause 5), which are then tried before the Senate (Article I, Section 3, Clause 6). Two-thirds of the Senate must vote to convict before an official can be removed. The President may not pardon a person who has been impeached (Article II, Section 2, Clause 1). If an official is impeached by the House and convicted by the requisite vote in the Senate, then Article I, Section 3, Clause 7, provides that the person convicted is further barred from any "Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States." The convicted official also loses any possible federal pensions. With a few exceptions, those impeached and removed have generally faded into obscurity.

As for the House of Representatives, they don't even have to wait for impeachment.  Members can be removed based on internal rules and actions.  In Article I, Section 5, "Each House may determine the rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a member."

Impeached, expelled, the reality is, Maxine Waters can be removed.  It doesn't require us waiting for her constituents to finally get with the program, and voting the Marxist out of our U.S. Congress.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

1 comment:

Dex said...

Skipping impeachment and going straight to jail is a viable option.