- The Washington Times - Monday, January 15, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Twitter by suggesting that the slain civil rights icon would have advocated for the impeachment of President Trump if he was still alive today.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have encouraged every responsible human being to march for justice, to march for peace, and most of all, to march for the impeachment of Donald Trump. #ThankYouMLK50,” the California Democrat tweeted Monday.

“If MLK was alive today, he’d be marching not only for civil rights & protecting voting rights, but to urge Members of Congress to accept their responsibility to save the U.S. from a dangerous man who has no respect for our Constitution & no concern for strengthening our democracy,” she wrote.

Mrs. Waters, who has long demanded Mr. Trump be impeached for a number of purported offenses, said Friday that she would be joining Democratic Reps. John Lewis and Earl Blumenauer in boycotting the president’s first State of the Union address over his alleged comments denigrating Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “sh—hole countries.”

“The United States of America is represented by the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the earth,” Mrs. Waters said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.”

“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” she asked. “I don’t trust him, I don’t appreciate him and I wouldn’t waste my time sitting in that House, listening to what he has to say. He does not deserve my attention.”

Mrs. Waters similarly boycotted Mr. Trump’s January 2017 inauguration and his speech several weeks later to a joint session of Congress.

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