Maxine Waters pushed a conspiracy theory about President Trump during an appearance on CNN but the anti-Trump legislator was forced to admit that she does not have any facts to back up this claim.
According to Town Hall:
During an interview on CNN on Monday night, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) pushed a conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. She admitted that she doesn’t have evidence to support the claim.
“Because I believe, even though I don’t have the facts to prove it, I believe that Putin wanted to lift the sanctions. He’s always wanted to lift the sanctions that were placed on him because of his interfering and encouraging into Crimea. So I believe that they wanted to elect President Trump and Trump, I believe agreed. I will always believe this, that he agreed if he got elected that he would lift those sanctions,” Water explained. “He would like to do it. He’s not been able to do it, but when they talk about we’re just making things up, and he talks about this as a witch hunt, there are too many facts.”
“This president will not condemn Putin for hacking into the Democratic National Committee. He will not condemn him for hacking into our election system,” she said. “These are facts. 17 of our intelligence agencies have said this. Are these patriots or not? I mean, what do they think about our Democracy being undermined by the President of the United States of America?”
According to the Congresswoman, Republicans continually say the Democrats are pushing this notion because they “don’t like him.” Her argument is that when Republicans make that claim they “don’t really care what happens to this democracy, don’t have an appreciation for the Constitution, and the fact that the Constitution gives us the responsibility to impeach when we see this president or any president, who is not good for the country, who is undermining our country, who is putting us in danger, who is aligning himself with a foreign country to interfere with our elections. Those are facts.”
Waters has been proven wrong by special counsel Robert Mueller but continues to peddle the conspiracy theory that Putin wanted Trump elected so he would remove the sanctions. This never happened and in fact, President Trump has increased sanctions on Russia.