We all knew that when Congresswoman Maxine Waters was going to take the stage last night on Capitol Hill, it was going to be epic. Why wouldn’t it?
Since y’all’s President was elected and has shown no regard for American democracy, the 82-year-old iconic California Representative has vowed to kick his a** out of the White House with his minions right behind him. And while everyone else in her party walked on eggshells, barely whispering the word “impeachment” behind closed doors, Waters didn’t have time for those games.
She would scream it loud AF at the top of her lungs for anyone to hear.
Since the inauguration, she been told you that Donald was a crook, a liar, a stealer of elections and a white supremacist. She also stressed that his shady past and current dealings were a direct result of being in the pockets of Russia’s President Putin. She even warned you that he had his eyes on stealing the 2020 election too.
Yet, too many other Democrats, including Miss Nancy, dragged their feet on the issue, saying it wasn’t the right time or they didn’t have enough evidence or that impeachment would only fire up the GOP’s base come next November. But in October when that whistleblower reported the”drug deal” Trump forced on the President of Ukraine—either look into Former Vice President Joe Biden or lose your country’s military aid—everything that Waters had been telling America finally came to light.
For the first time, all that impeachment talk that once felt like a liberal wet dream had finally become our reality—a reality that started with Ms. Waters.
And so on Wednesday, when our beloved Auntie stood on Capitol Hill before her peers and this nation, hours before Congress would vote on two articles of impeachment, she did what she does best.
She read Donald J. Trump for filth…and did it utter style.
Rocking a pair of black blazers, a black silk blouse and one of the fiercest mustard tweed blazers (Chanel? Chicos? Gabrielle Union’s Collection?), Waters did spoke truth to power by kicking it off with the late great Maya Angelou.
“Ladies and gentlemen, unfortunately, the rules of debate won’t allow me to cite all of the reasons why this president should be impeached. There are many. To quote the late Maya Angelou, when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
“This day was not inevitable but it was predictable because this president has shown himself time and time again to believe that he is above the law,” Waters continued.
“He has no respect for our Constitution or our democracy.
Not one lie detected.
Auntie came, served and conquered in her suit and we have never been more proud of our hero.
The person who pushed for impeachment the hardest was Congresswoman Maxine Waters. She, like we do to Black women often, will not be erased from this discourse. While we understand the Senate will not move forward, this was necessary. Our Constitution tells us so. #ImpeachmentDay— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) December 19, 2019
Maxine Waters makes me proud to be from St. Louis, Missouri EVERYDAY.— Kayla Reed (@iKaylaReed) December 19, 2019
Nothing like a Black woman from STL. And yes that blazer is fly honey https://t.co/dKOsZ00ehY
LOL did Doug Collins just honor @RepMaxineWaters by saying "reclaiming my time"? She just got an ovation from her fellow Dems, which she deserved.— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 18, 2019
I absolutely love Congresswoman Maxine Waters. She speaks truth to power with no remorse and takes no prisoners. Her fight is inspiring.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) December 18, 2019
Thank you Maxine Waters. pic.twitter.com/mIdx3tr6Tj— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) December 19, 2019
Giving credit where credit is due. The honorable Maxine Waters was the first to courageously stand up to the criminal Trump. She kept her stiletto on his throat and never backed down. Let us never forget. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/c21XNKbcoQ— K Family, We Did It! (@JuneSummer1) December 19, 2019
I wanna take this moment to give praises to the realest: @RepMaxineWaters. She's BEEN on this and has had the courage to demand impeachment, even as her colleagues have wavered. #Hero pic.twitter.com/IeNIKPdlTp— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie) December 19, 2019