DEMOCRAT Maxine Waters said that the “door is closed” on Donald Trump’s presidency before adding the incumbent has “no good values.”
The California representative said during an MSNBC appearance on Monday that Trump “has disappointed us in every turn.”
“I wish I could say I’m surprised at what he’s doing,” the 82-year-old said.
“This way that he is trying to make people believe that somehow he actually won the election, that the Democrats have all been a fraud, not counting the votes properly on and on.
Waters – who has served as the US representative for California's 43rd congressional district since 1991 – said she was “not surprised,” and added she’s “known that this was a man with no good values.”
“This was a human being who really doesn’t care about others and really doesn’t care about the Constitution, democracy, none of that. He has shown it throughout this four years.”
Waters suggested the country “let[s] him keep going as far as he wants to go even though the door is closed on him now. There’s nowhere for him to go.”
“If he wants to try and keep going to the Supreme Court, let him try. It’s over. Now, we have a president-elect and vice president who will take this country in another direction and create the change and appreciation for diversity and talent that will help the democracy to be stronger,” Waters said on MSNBC.
She added she’s excited for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.
Also on Monday, Waters that Democrats should send a message to the world by investigating Trump.
She defined the GOP blocking a Biden victory as "voter suppression attempts at its highest level."
Waters then revealed that she "certainly would be in support of investigating the president of the United States."
She continued: "What he has done in the four years that he has served as president is simply unconscionable, I think criminal in some cases.
"He’s placed this country in danger. And the president of the United States is supposed to be about making sure that the country is safe and secure, and he has done everything possible to undermine our democracy.
"I don’t think that can be overlooked.”
Her comments come as President Trump is facing a series of legal challenges when he leaves the White House and has yet to concede defeat in the 2020 presidential election.
Waters said she thinks Biden would "want to move on" after his transition into presidency and not stress over investigating Trump.
"We should send a message across the world that we will not tolerate the undermining of our democracy in the way this president has done," she added.
"So again, I don’t know what President-elect Biden would do, but I certainly would support investigating the president.”
Trump could face a litany of legal threats including possible criminal charges once he leaves the White House.
He could be prosecuted for charges including defamation, tax fraud, and even obstruction of justice if the Biden Administration chooses to revive Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
And the president may use his final days in office to issue a cascade of pardons for himself – a move he has previously hinted he would do.
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