Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California led chants of “Impeach him” and “Impeach 45” during an event hosted by Glamour magazine on Monday night.
Waters, a frequent and vocal critic of President Trump, received the “Woman of the Year Lifetime Achieve Award” at Glamour’s “2017 Women of the Year Awards,” and encouraged attendees to join her in calling for Trump’s removal from office.
“Impeach 45!” Waters told the crowd. “I need to hear you! Impeach 45!”
Waters’ cries for the president’s impeachment elicited cheers and a standing ovation from the audience at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.
“Ladies and gentlemen, and to our young people in particular. You recognize when a leader is irresponsible. You recognize when a leader is dishonorable and disrespectful of you. You recognize when a leader is dangerous, even if that leader is the president of the United States of America. You have the courage,” Waters said during her acceptance speech. “I want you to know that you can stand up to him or anybody else. And for those who say to me, ‘You are asking for something too soon and too early. Be careful. Don’t jeopardize yourself. Don’t say what you’re saying right now.’ But I continue to say, ‘Impeach him.’”