Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) received a lifetime achievement award at Glamour‘s 2017 "Women of the Year" awards Tuesday and concluded by calling once again for President Donald Trump's impeachment.
Waters has repeatedly called for Trump to be impeached, and although she has sometimes seemed not to remember that, it has become a signature aspect of her political image. She made sure to continue her stand at the fashion magazine's event, even though her fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from that idea.
"I continue to say, impeach him!" she said to loud applause. "Impeach him! Impeach him!"
She then led the audience in a chant, using the popular shorthand "45" for Trump, the 45th president.
"Impeach 45! Impeach 45! I didn't hear you—impeach 45!" she yelled, while the crowd continued the refrain.
Earlier in her speech, Waters called on the audience to vote, get involved, and organize for progressive causes. She also advised the group—composed largely of fashion designers, journalists, and celebrities—to run for public office.
"I want you to do everything you can to get ready to run for office," she said.
"I'm claiming my time, and I want you to claim your time," she added, referring to a comment she made in a hearing that went viral.