On Tuesday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy with guest host, Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart, ahead of her 80th birthday on Wednesday.
“Congresswoman, your birthday is on Wednesday…if you could be granted one birthday wish what would it be?” asked Capehart.
“My biggest birthday wish would be that we're able to get a leader of this country who represents us, who has the respect of all of our allies all over the world,” Waters said. “Someone who has an appreciation for the Constitution. Someone that does not lie every morning when they get up with these tweets…Someone ho not only respects women but all of the people., and instead of dividing us, would take leadership to bring us all together,” responded Waters according to IJR.
“I would wish that we could remove him from office and go about getting the kind of president that we could all be proud of. If he is not impeached, if he cannot be impeached, 2020 is coming up and I believe that American people are going to do the right thing for our country stand up for what is right, and get rid of this man who is embarrassing us all” Waters said in closing.
In a statement urging her supporters to confront Trump supporters and administration members in the streets Waters said: "Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere. We've got to get the children connected to their parents," reported CNN, in response to Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy that separated illegal immigrant families at the border.