Maxine Waters: Trump Will 'Bring Putin into White House' if Senate Doesn't Remove Him
Radical Democrat makes calls for impeachment, urges Senate not to clear president
Radical Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) made fresh claims Friday regarding the president's impeachment, arguing that Donald Trump will invite Russian President Vladimir Putin "into the White House" if the Senate fails to remove him.
Speaking to host Chris Hayes during an appearance on MSNBC’s “All In,” Waters warned that the Senate must remove President Trump from office in his Senate impeachment trial to supposedly prevent him from colluding with Russia.
While discussing her early calls for her president to be impeached, Waters said, “When I came to those conclusions early and starting the discussion, I wanted to sound the alarm that we better pay attention.
"And finally, it came to that, and I really knew that it would because of his character that he would not stop.
"And if he’s exonerated by the Senate when they do the trial, he’s going to get even worse.
"And I tell you, and I will predict he’s going to bring Putin into the White House for a meeting.”
After the MSNBC interview was broadcast, Waters doubled down on her remarks.
This time taking to social media, Rep. Waters warned again on Friday night that President Trump will invite Putin to the White House if the Senate doesn’t remove him.
Waters made the remarks on Twitter after a contentious week in D.C.
“Revelation by former WH officials proves what we've known all along: Trump is #PutinsPuppet,” Waters tweeted.
“Trump repeated Putin's talking point that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the ‘16 election. Mark my words.
"If the Senate doesn't remove him, Trump will invite Putin to the WH next yr.”
Revelation by former WH officials proves what we've known all along: Trump is #PutinsPuppet. Trump repeated Putin's talking point that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the ‘16 election. Mark my words. If the Senate doesn't remove him, Trump will invite Putin to the WH next yr.— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) December 21, 2019
Waters, a frequent Trump critic, was apparently referring to a Washington Post article that cited multiple former White House officials.
The officials reportedly claimed on condition of anonymity that Trump seized on the theory that Ukraine, not Russia interfered in the 2016 election because Putin suggested it to him.
Waters was one of the more than 200 Democrats and one Independent who voted to impeach the president on Wednesday on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges.
She is now ramping up her efforts by pressuring the Senate to remove President Trump during trial.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet sent the impeachment articles to the Senate where a trial would take place and is considering withholding them until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees to bring in witnesses the Democrats want to hear from.
Waters has been calling for Trump’s impeachment since 2017.