Waters: Congress Will Fight Trump ‘Tooth and Nail’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Congress would fight the Trump administration over Congressional subpoenas “tooth and nail.”

Waters said, “The fact of the matter is the president said that they would fight every subpoena. They are brazen. They are disrespectful. They are trying in the best way that they know how to stop the Congress of the United States from exercising its constitutional duties and responsibility. We have the responsibility for oversight and investigation, but he does not respect that. As a matter of fact, it is absolutely, absolutely obstruction of Congress now. It is not only the obstruction of justice that’s described in the report. But what they have said to Congress is we’re not going to let you do your job. This is dangerous for the presidency, period. It is dangerous because the next president’s coming in. If they get away with this, then we have lost really what a president should be all about ”

She added, “Everyone knows that I believe this president should be impeached, should have been impeached. I also understand that the polls are showing that we don’t yet have the public with us. And that makes it very difficult for the members of Congress who are trying to carry out their duties and responsibility and responding to their constituents. So we’re now — our committees, there are six committees with oversight responsibility and investigative responsibilities. We’re going to carry on with our investigations, with our oversight, and with our issuing of subpoenas. If they fight us in court, we’re going to fight them back. The president said he was going to fight us tooth and nail. We’re going to fight him tooth and nail. They won’t just get away with this. We’ve got to convince the public that this man is irresponsible, he’s dangerous, with no respect for the Constitution or the Congress of the United States. We have to keep just working at it.”

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