As attempts to remove Trump from office fail to yield results, some Democrats are focusing on the next election to keep him from getting a second term.
Speculation regarding who might be considering running for president abounds. Perhaps the scariest possibility is Maxine Waters’ posturing to possibly put herself in the race for 2020. (via The American Mirror)
The speculation of her potential candidacy comes after it was discovered she’s slated to be at a fundraising picnic in New Hampshire and will be meeting with several members of the Strafford County Democratic Committee.
Maxine Waters is the House Representative of California’s 43rd congressional district and has been in congressional offices since the late 70s. She’s been a harsh critic of Trump and his supporters since his campaign for president in 2016.
In March, Waters spoke at length on the House floor, sharing her irritations with Trump. She called out Trump and his supporters, saying, “When we fight against this president, and we point out how dangerous he is for this society and for this country, we’re fighting for democracy. We’re fighting for America. We’re saying to those who say they’re patriotic but they’ve turned a blind eye to the destruction that he’s about to cause this country, ‘You’re not nearly as patriotic as we are.’” (via The American Mirror)
She also laid out a platform she would likely be running on in the 2020 election: preventing Trump from winning a second term. “And my mission and my goal is to make sure that he does not remain president of the United States of America.” (via The American Mirror)
Waters has already generated massive support among liberals for her anti-Trump rhetoric and is seen as a “resistance leader” by many. According to Brittany Packnett, founder of Campaign Zero, an organization claiming Trump’s presidency will lead to a rise in police brutality, Waters is a “light” for liberals.
“We needed someone right now to shine the light of truth in a way that wakes us all up. Congresswoman Waters is that light,” Packnett said. (via The Daily Beast)
Waters appears to be gearing up for a presidential run. Do you think she’ll run for president?
It’s disturbing how quickly the public has forgotten that Senator Waters was considered by many to be extremely unethical. In fact, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, an organization that seeks ethical governing and uses legal measures to hold politicians accountable, determined Waters to be one of the “most corrupt” politicians back in 2011. (via The Daily Beast)
The allegation of being the “most corrupt” came after Waters had a role in bailing out One United Bank shortly after the recession, despite her husband being a board member and significant stakeholder in the company, which makes her involvement a serious ethics violation. Investigators determined her self-recusal in the decision for the bank to receive $12 million and her disclosure of the meeting she arranged with the bank and the Treasury department negated any violation, and she was never charged.
If she does wind up running for office, it would be a repeat of the previous election: a corrupt politician running on the platform that she’d be a better choice than Trump. We’re all praying that if she does run against Trump in 2020, it’ll be a repeat win for the president. We don’t need unethical politicians in office.