According to Article VI, clause 3 of the U.S. constitution, after having won an election in November, both new and re-elected members of the United States House of Representatives are sworn into office the following January. When members are sworn in they are asked to raise their right hands and recite the following Oath of Office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
One member of Congress appears to have added another line to that oath, “I do solemnly swear to do any and everything within my power to see that the President of the United States is removed from office, one way or another.”
That member is the representative from California, Maxine Waters.
Waters clearly has just about the worst case of ‘Trump derangement syndrome‘ of anyone on Capitol Hill. From her memes about “Trump’s #KremLINKLan” to calling Trump’s cabinet selections “a bunch of scumbags” to calling for his impeachment before he was even president, Waters’ frequent — and often bizarre — attacks on Trump have been nonstop.And now she’s come right out and said it, “I’m out to get him.”
In an interview with Elle‘s Eric Thomas and Leah Chernikoff, Waters blurted out what we all already knew:“I’m out to get him. I could not remove myself from this debate about Trump,” she said. “I could not abide his indecency. I could not live with the way he treated other people. When he undermined, mocked, and mimicked that disabled journalist, I thought, ‘What mature grown man would do that?’ To take him on as somebody running for president? I was totally offended. And when he talked about grabbing women?” she added. “Okay? I’m out to get him. I’m gonna see him out of office.”
Last week Waters tweeted:
Get ready for impeachment.
— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 21, 2017
Apparently a president offending a Congresswoman is reason enough for impeachment.
Waters’ selectivity when it comes to offense is also apparent. Having served in the U.S. House since 1991, Waters was there for Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and of course voted against it. Seems a president actually having an illicit relationship behind his wife’s back — in the Oval Office — with an intern half his age is not problematic, but something our current commander in chief once said on a bus…is.
Two standards, Maxine?
Here we have a sitting member of congress publicly admitting she is “out to get” the sitting president of the United States. How does that square with one’s oath of office? How is that working for the benefit of her constituents? Water’s district includes some of the most violent and economically-depressed areas of south-central Los Angeles.
We now have a president who’s a businessman, has built restaurants, hotels, resorts, golf courses, and has revitalized communities and provided jobs for tens of thousands. Rather than attempt to tap into that knowledge for the betterment of her district, Maxine Waters has vowed to not meet with Trump, not speak with him and to dedicate her energy to getting rid of him thus placing the politics of hate ahead of the needs and best interests of her constituents.
How’s that working out for you, South Central?
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]