In a series of Sunday tweets, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) accused President Trump of wanting to get into a war with Iran and she gave credence to the Iranian regime’s claim that the recently downed U.S. drone was flying in Iran’s airspace.
The Congresswoman also reiterated her oft-repeated contention that President Trump should be impeached.
#nomorewars This president is up to his old tricks allowing Bolton and Pompeo to be the war hawks while he pretends to be reasonable so when he strikes Iran he can say "I tried not to strike." Real trying is diplomacy. Back off 45!— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
Trump, you get no credit for so-called stopping the strike against Iran. Why was the unmanned drone in Iran's airspace? Why the surveillance? Don't provoke and then pretend innocence.— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
Trump, you started this confrontation w/ Iran. Why did you unilaterally renege on the JCPOA agreement of the US and six other countries to avoid Iran's nuclear buildup?— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
Trump, we know you are angling for war with Iran. Stop it now. Iran was in compliance with the JCPOA. You and Netanyahu had better not try to take us to war. We don't need it & Israel doesn't need it.— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
Trump, so you are placing more sanctions on Iran. You are trying to further provoke Iran so you can strike. You're alienating the other countries who were a part of the JCPOA. How can you expect our allies to join w/ us in a war with Iran?— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
Trump, is your confrontation w/ Iran a diversionary tactic? Do you believe getting the US worrying about a war w/ Iran will overshadow growing calls for an impeachment inquiry? Trump, you are a dangerous, narcissistic, poor excuse for a leader. You deserve to be impeached.— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
Trump, you better know you cannot declare war w/o Congress giving you the authorization for use of military force. You better not try it.— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) called out Rep. Waters for toeing the Iranian line about the location of the U.S. drone when it was shot down:
This is a shocking comment from a House Committee Chairwoman. She is literally repeating the lies of the Iranian regime. What a disgrace.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) June 24, 2019
Maxine Waters’ hate for Trump runs so deep that she is willing to take Iran’s side over the word of our military. https://t.co/BnJn7Qn9rN
On Sunday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo steadfastly declared that Iran’s claims are false. He said that the drone was attacked over international airspace.
President Trump imposed sanctions against Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and other Iranians on Monday. He described the U.S. as “a peace-loving nation” and said, “We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country.”