Trump must be impeached, jailed in solitary confinement: Waters
US President Donald Trump should not only be impeached but jailed and that in a solitary confinement says, California Representative Maxine Waters.
One of the first Democrats to call for the president’s impeachment, Waters made the comment in Tuesday.
The lawmaker’s tweet came in response to Trump’s attacks on the intelligence community whistleblower complaint that has sparked a formal impeachment inquiry by House Democrats.
“I’m calling on the GOP to stop Trump’s filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed. Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement. But for now, impeachment is the imperative,” she said.
Trump has apparently pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, his potential opponent for the 2020 presidential election, and his son, Hunter, before Kiev can receive the US military aid.
The president is trying to find the whistleblower, whose revelations lie at the heart of the impeachment proceedings.
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has defended the whistleblower’s anonymity.
“This person appears to have followed the whistleblower protection laws and ought to be heard out and protected. We should always work to respect whistleblowers’ requests for confidentiality,” said Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. “No one should be making judgments or pronouncements without hearing from the whistleblower first and carefully following up on the facts… Uninformed speculation wielded by politicians or media commentators as a partisan weapon is counterproductive and doesn’t serve the country.”