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Friday, 19 May 2017 14:20

Rep. Maxine Waters takes impeachment campaign to the Washington suburbs

Written by  Arelis R. Hernández

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters came to the Washington area’s only majority-black suburb on Friday to rally church and local political leaders rallied some members of the local black community to support her calls for the impeachment of President Trump.

At a prayer breakfast in Prince George’s County organized by local activists and the Maryland Business-Clergy Partnership, the longtime California Democrat railed against Trump for more than 30 minutes, riffing about the firing of FBI director Jim Comey and accusing the president of disrespecting the U.S. Constitution.

“I want you to know that I think African Americans have the responsibility to lead in this struggle,” Waters said. “We fought to make this democracy better, we not giving it over to him.”

“Auntie Maxie,” as she is affectionately known by supporters, found a sympathetic crowd at the Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Temple Hills, where she received a standing ovation and was pulled aside for selfies by several people, including Prince George’s County elected officials.

One audience member asked Waters where the rest of the Black Congressional Caucus stood on the issue of impeachment. “We have not come together as a caucus yet,” she said, urging the crowd to organize and use social media to place pressure on their representatives.

Read more at WashingtonPost

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