Glamour Magazine named Maxine Waters, a California Democrat Congresswoman and fierce critic of President Donald Trump, to its 2017 list of “Women of the Year.”
The magazine proclaimed, Waters “speaks truth to power–‘directly, and aggressively, without apology.’”
Waters has been calling for Trump’s impeachment nearly from the moment he took office in January.
The representative participated in the anti-Trump Women’s March, which took place the day after his inauguration.
Last weekend in Detroit, she led a crowd in chants of “Impeach 45” at the Women’s Convention, which was put on by the Women’s March organizers.
“Donald Trump is the most dishonorable and despicable human being to ever serve in the office of the president,” Waters said at the convention on Saturday, according to Newsweek.
“This is a man with no good values, no good intentions and no good respect. That’s why I know we must keep fighting, and that women must lead this resistance,” she added. We cannot afford to be shut down or shut up by any man, particularly not one as indecent and deplorable as Donald Trump.”
The 79-year-old was confronted by a self-identified constituent concerning her rhetoric about Trump at an event in her Los Angeles district last spring.
Waters responded that she “can’t stand” him and referenced an Access Hollywood video from 2005 where Trump was recorded making a lewd comment. The video had been released just weeks before the 2016 election.
However, the constituent countered that Trump engaged only in talk, while former President Bill Clinton actually took part in lewd behavior as president.
“I don’t care about Clinton. I care about this president,” Waters replied. “Listen, I’m going to work every day until I get him impeached.”
During an interview on MSNBC last month, the congresswoman said, “Republicans should step up to the plate and confront the fact that this president appears to be unstable,” she said.
“He has openly obstructed justice in front of our face,” she said, suggesting that “we’ll find there are more-and-more lies about the connection with Russia.”
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