Waters’ comments after the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey showed the majority of voters oppose
Polling aside, it is unlikely the will of the voters will sway Waters from her position on impeachment. Just last week, the California Democrat referred to President Trump as a “traitor” and “porn star fornicator” who “should take his ridiculous self home, resign, and free us of what we will have to do to impeach him and throw him out of office!”
While Waters talks tough about impeachment, the longtime lawmaker did not object when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled during a House Democrat caucus conference call that leadership has no immediate plans to pursue impeachment. Nonetheless, Pelosi continues to face pressure from dozens of Democrats to support the start of impeachment proceedings. Over 50 congressional Democrats now support it, as do various White House hopefuls, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
On Tuesday, over 25 progressive groups, including the Justice Democrats and the Women’s March, sent a letter to Pelosi demanding she begin proceedings to oust the president, writing: “As Speaker of the House, you have the power to ensure Congress exercises its constitutional obligation to hold this president accountable, but instead of using your power, you are giving us political excuses for why you shouldn’t.”