California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and his administration, said Wednesday she wanted to hear from more Americans who are resisting the administration.
“The American people should be focused on [Attorney General William] Barr. We should be joining with all of those federal prosecuting attorneys that have decided he should step down, that he should resign,she said during an interview on MSNBC.
“We should be supporting them and backing them up. I’m anxious to see what the federal judges who have decided they can’t wait until the yearly association meeting, that they should pay attention to what is going on now and review what has happened. I’m anxious to see what they’re going to come out with,” Waters continued.
She was referring to an announcement by the Federal Judges Association that its 14 jurists would have an “emergency meeting” to discuss Barr’s “interference” in the federal sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone.
But CNN reported Wednesday afternoon that Megan Cruz, the executive director of the group, said the judges had postponed the meeting, though she did not say why. She also didn’t say if or when it would be rescheduled.
“But the American public should get behind this if they care anything about our democracy,” Waters continued.
“You know, for all of those people who say that they, you know, honor the flag and that they are in support of our democracy being strengthened, for all of those people who say that—where are you? Can’t they see what is happening? We’re in a constitutional crisis in this country, with a president who is running amok,” she continued.
“He is out of control. We have got to make sure that he’s not reelected. We have to speak up, we have to resist. I don’t hear enough voices.”