President Trump clearly declared on Saturday what will happen in Democrats win in the midterm elections this November. He said that if the GOP doesn’t maintain the House majority, he will be impeached.
“We have to keep the House because if we listen to Maxine Waters, she’s going around saying ‘We will impeach him,’ ” Trump said at a Michigan rally.
Fox News quickly tweeted the president’s comment:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 29, 2018
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has been one of the most vocal critics of the president. She continually calls for Trump to resign or face impeachment. Just last week at the Time 100 gala in New York City, Waters challenged Trump “please resign.”
“So that I won’t have to keep up this fight of your having to be impeached because I don’t think you deserve to be there,” Waters said. “Just get out.”
This angry rhetoric many actually hurt the Democrats in the midterms. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has warned against Democratic efforts to impeach Trump.
“On the political side I think it’s a gift to the Republicans,” Pelosi said Thursday. “We want to talk about what they’re doing to undermine working families in our country and what we are doing to increase their payrolls and lower their costs.”
But a Quinnipiac poll that was released on Thursday shows that if Democrats win back the House, more than 70 percent of their supporters want the lawmakers to start impeachment proceedings.