Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) went on CNN over the weekend to call on prosecutors in both New York and Georgia to “go after” former President Donald Trump.
Waters claimed to host Jim Acosta that Trump and Republicans pose a threat to voting rights, which is why she wants them to be targeted by prosecutors.
“When you look at what they’re doing to try to eliminate early voting days, when you’re looking at what they’re doing that makes the lines longer and then saying to us who would try to make people comfortable by giving them water in line that that somehow would be against the law,” Waters said of Republicans.
“This is a dangerous time for our democracy,” she added.
“This is a dangerous time because Trump, who served as the president of the United States for four years, has basically led this country to a point where he’s got believers and supporters who thinks that he is the president and he should be the president,” Waters continued. “And somehow, it’s been stolen and it’s got to be taken back.”
Not stopping there, Waters proceeded to double down.
“And so, they are coming,” she said. “They are not going to stop. And I know we’re trying to get our commission together, that Nancy Pelosi has tried to organize when they would not support the commission that was offered to try and get to the bottom of the insurrection. I know that we’re waiting on them to assign their people to it, to want to do right.”
That’s when Waters urged attorney generals to get involved.
“But in the final analysis, our attorneys generals, whether they’re in New York or in Georgia, they’ve got to go after him about how he’s cheated, you know, on his taxes,” she said. “How his family has taken advantage of having a non-profit that they use like it was their own money. On and on and on.”
“One way or the other, we’ve got to stop Trump and his allies. It’s more than undermining our democracy. They’re dangerous and they’re out to do harm,” Waters concluded. “And so, we’re in a bad time in this country, trying to manage all of this. But we must manage it. We must protect our democracy. We must not allow Trump to win.”
This piece was written by James Samson on July 19, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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