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Maxine Waters Calls to Impeach Trump Over Immigration Remarks

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By    |   Friday, 12 Jan 2018 04:49 PM

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., called out President Donald Trump on Friday for vulgar comments he reportedly made about Haitians, Salvadorans and immigrants from African "sh**hole countries" during a meeting about immigration with lawmakers in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Waters said it was upon Congress to "impeach him without delay," The Hill reported Friday.

"No longer can Members of Congress, particularly Republicans, stand with such a dangerous, disturbed, and deceitful man who is a threat to everything for which America, the greatest democracy on earth, stands," Waters said in a statement. "Congress has a constitutional responsibility to impeach him without delay." 

"Donald Trump is a racist and indecent man with no good values who is woefully unfit and undeserving of the office in which he serves. That this president, a deeply flawed human being with no understanding of public policy, would make such ill-informed and deplorable comments about Haitians, Salvadorans, and immigrants from African countries, merely underscores everything we already know about him: he is a hopeless and ignorant bigot," Waters' statement read.

She also said that Trump's "racist comment and divisive tactics" showed he was a "hopeless liar."

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, on Friday pledged to bring forward a vote on the House floor calling for Trump's impeachment. Green also forced a procedural vote in the House on his articles of impeachment last month which ultimately failed, the Hill also reported.

In a tweet on Friday, Trump said the language he used was "tough," but maintained the vulgar comments attributed to him were "not the language used."

He also tweeted that he:

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump made the comments as he grew frustrated with lawmakers during a discussion about possible immigration deals. The remarks met with scorn from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, according to the Post.

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