Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters claimed on Monday that 70 percent of women want to impeach President Donald Trump.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Waters reiterated her calls for impeachment, despite acknowledging that the Democratic Party does not want to make impeachment the core message of the midterm elections.
An April NPR poll found that 47 percent of voters would “definitely vote against” a congressional candidate who favors impeachment, while only 42 percent would “definitely” vote for such a candidate. Nonetheless, Waters insisted that impeachment is incredibly popular with everyone she talks to across the country.
“Everywhere I go, people are talking about, ‘Why can’t y’all get rid of him? Why can’t you impeach him?'” Waters said. “They say all of these things and I’m not just talking about my district — whether I’m on the airplane, I’m walking down the street in New York, wherever I am — I’m hearing it.”
Waters then claimed that 70 percent of women want the president impeached, but did not cite any evidence to back up her claim.
“I’m told that 70 percent of women who have been polled say they want him impeached,” Waters said.
Hayes concluded the interview after that comment and did not ask Waters to prove her claim.