Maxine Questions If Trump Is Using The Iran Conflict As A ‘Diversionary Tactic’ For Impeachment

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President Trump signed an executive order on Monday and slapped Iran with “hard-hitting” financial sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.

California Democrat Congresswoman, Maxine Waters, went into stage 5 Trump Derangement Syndrome, however, as she claimed that President Trump is “angling for war with Iran” and using it as a “diversionary tactic to overshadow growing calls for an impeachment inquiry.”

“Today’s action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks including shooting down a U.S. drone,” President Trump said in the Oval Office, calling Khamenei “responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime.”

Trump said the sanctions “will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office and those closely affiliated with him and the office access to key financial resources and support.” Speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the sanctions “lock up literally billions of dollars more of assets,” reported Fox News.

The Commander in Chief wrote on Twitter Friday, “President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran – Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH! Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled Death to America. I terminated deal, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed strong sanctions. They are a much weakened nation today than at the beginning of my Presidency, when they were causing major problems throughout the Middle East. Now they are Bust!”

He added, “On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!” (Continued Below)

On Saturday President Trump wrote on Twitter, “Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear in a short number of years, and existing verification is not acceptable. We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again – The sooner the better!”

However, Rep. Maxine Waters’ lid blew and she responded to the Commander in Chief in a series of tweets where she accused the President of wanting to start a war to avoid “impeachment”.

She began her rant and wrote, “#nomorewars This president is up to his old tricks allowing Bolton and Pompeo to be the war hawks while he pretends to be reasonable so when he strikes Iran he can say ‘I tried not to strike.’ Real trying is diplomacy. Back off 45!” (Continued Below)

Rep. Waters continued as she gave no props to the President, “Trump, you get no credit for so-called stopping the strike against Iran. Why was the unmanned drone in Iran’s airspace? Why the surveillance? Don’t provoke and then pretend innocence. Trump, you started this confrontation w/ Iran. Why did you unilaterally renege on the JCPOA agreement of the US and six other countries to avoid Iran’s nuclear buildup?”

Then, she accused the Commander of Chief of provoking Iran to start a war: “Trump, we know you are angling for war with Iran. Stop it now,” she demanded. “Iran was in compliance with the JCPOA. You and Netanyahu had better not try to take us to war. We don’t need it & Israel doesn’t need it. Trump, so you are placing more sanctions on Iran. You are trying to further provoke Iran so you can strike. You’re alienating the other countries who were a part of the JCPOA. How can you expect our allies to join w/ us in a war with Iran?”

Next, Maxine pulled out her impeachment card and asked, “Trump, is your confrontation w/ Iran a diversionary tactic? Do you believe getting the US worrying about a war w/ Iran will overshadow growing calls for an impeachment inquiry? Trump, you are a dangerous, narcissistic, poor excuse for a leader. You deserve to be impeached.”

Lastly, the California Congresswoman threatened the President and wrote, “Trump, you better know you cannot declare war w/o Congress giving you the authorization for use of military force. You better not try it.” (Continued Below) 

We leave you with President Trump signing an executive order issuing new sanctions on Iran and Rep. Waters’ tweets:

Maxine Waters’ official tweets:

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