Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said Tuesday she thinks former President Donald Trump should be charged with “premeditated murder” over the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died in the incident.
“He absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost for this invasion with his insurrection,” Waters told MSNBC. “For the president of the United States to sit and watch the invasion and the insurrection and not say a word because he knew he had absolutely initiated it – and as some of them said, ‘he invited us to come. We’re here at the invitation of the President of the United States.'”
“And even there’s information that some of the planning came out of individuals working in his campaign,” Waters continued. “We have to fight as hard as we can to see to it that there’s some justice.”
Remember When – 2018: Maxine Waters encouraged Democrats to harass Republican lawmakers and Trump supporters officials over their stance on immigration:
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” she told a California crowd. “And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.”
Remember When – 2017: Maxine Waters told attendees at a dinner in Los Angeles she would take Trump out:
“Wow, what a moving evening this is. I’m sitting here listening, watching, absorbing, thinking about Ali even though I never met him. And with this kind of inspiration, I will go and take out Trump tonight.”
Waters later explained that she meant she would impeach Trump because “his rhetoric” is “harmful.”
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