Since President Donald Trump assumed the presidency in 2017, Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters has advocated for his removal from office. Now, impeachment is reportedly not as big of a deal, or at least not as widely accepted.
Waters told reporters Tuesday that the push to impeach the president was never taken seriously by the Democrats as a whole and that it was only “a few” of them who kept up the mantra of firing Trump, according to Politico.
“I think we do nothing now but concentrate on getting the information, getting that [Mueller] report. [Impeachment has] never been discussed as a strategy for this caucus,” the congresswoman said, according to Politico. “It’s only been a few of us.”
Waters’s dramatic change in tone and comment is apparently due to last week’s release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia collusion conspiracy theory and Attorney General William Barr’s conclusions that Trump neither colluded nor should be charged with obstruction of justice. Others, like Democratic presidential candidate and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, are demanding “the whole damn report.”