Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) does not need to meet with Donald Trump. "I know who he is. I know how he's defined himself." In fact, she really has only one thing to say to him.
Maxine Waters is not an outlier.
Support for impeaching Donald Trump is already at at Nixon-level eras. And two-thirds of Americans support the necessary step needed to make impeachment stick: The appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Trump's ties to Russia.
In an interview on Sirius XM's Make It Plain, Waters explains that Democrats can make it increasingly uncomfortable for "patriotic" Republicans to oppose efforts to hold Trump accountable on Russia by saying "over and over again" that they can't be "caught defending Putin."
Notably, Waters argues that "African Americans can lead this fight," and "show that we are as patriotic as anybody else."
WATERS: Republicans in many of these districts are considered to be very patriotic. And when their constituents, even if they're right-wing conservatives, discover that somehow they're protecting Putin and the Kremlin, they're not going to like that. Because many of them think they're more patriotic than anybody else. So Republicans cannot be caught defending Putin. And we must say that over and over again.
And for Democrats, we've got to stay on it. We've got to challenge. We can't be intimidated. We can't think about whether this is going to cause us to have trouble in our elections. We've got to go for it. I believe that African-Americans can lead this fight. And show up and show that we are as patriotic as anybody else.
Asked if she would attend a meeting with Trump were he to hold one with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Waters offered up the highlight of the interview: A righteous rant, containing all the reasons she has no need to attend such a meeting and really the one, and only one, thing she has to say to Trump:
WATERS: I won't go. I know who he is. I know how he's defined himself. Maya Angelo says when somebody show who they are, believe them. I believe him.
I believe this is a man who mimicked and mocked a disabled journalist. I believe this is a man who talked about grabbing women by their private parts. I believe this is a man who lied about Mexico paying for the wall that was going to be built. This is the same man who lied about how many people attended his inauguration. This is the man who lied about the so-called undocumented illegals who voted and how he lost all of these votes because they voted.
This is a man who constantly lies and will change on a dime. He will tell you one thing today and another thing tomorrow.
I would not believe anything that came out of his mouth. I'm not asking him for anything. All I'm asking him is: Get ready for impeachment. Because we're going there. I'm going there.
Maxine Waters continues to show us, every day, what it means to be a patriot.
Her leadership lights the way for the resistance.