Rep. Maxine Waters said Sunday that Democrats “will not stop” on impeachment and added that there may be more “impeachment activity” in the near future.
“The subpoenas that I have issued that have gone through the lower courts are now going to be heard at the Supreme Court in March,” Waters said during an appearance on MSNBC. “We will not stop. Whether or not that leads to another impeachment activity, I don’t know.”
Waters, who serves as chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for President Donald Trump’s personal and professional financial records. She suspects these documents will point towards illicit behavior on the part of the president.
Waters is not the first Democrat to suggest Congress might impeach Trump again. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California left open the possibility of new articles of impeachment against Trump. Rep. Al Green of Texas has pushed for Democrats to reimpeach Trump if the Senate trial does not remove him. Last month, Rep. Karen Bass of California said Democrats would continue to push for impeachment if Trump is reelected in 2020. House counsel Douglas Letter said that a second impeachment of Trump could be necessary if new evidence comes to light about the president’s conduct.
Waters in October tweeted that Trump should be “imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement” because “impeachment is not good enough for Trump.”
I'm calling on the GOP to stop Trump's filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed. Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement. But for now, impeachment is the imperative.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) October 1, 2019
She later claimed she was not speaking literally.
The Senate’s impeachment trial of Trump is expected to get underway this week. Senate Democrats expressed concern that an acquittal of Trump could embolden the president.
(Reporting by Graham Piro)