Congresswoman Maxine Waters turned some heads when she traveled to New Hampshire to deliver a speech.
People speculated the Democrat may be testing the waters for a potential presidential run.
Per Bizpac Review:
A scheduled speech in New Hampshire this weekend raised some eyebrows as speculation arose that the California Democrat was testing the climate for a 2020 presidential bid. But the darling of liberal progressives denied any such plans when asked by The Daily Caller on Thursday.
“I’m just going up to do a county Democratic thing. That’s all,” she said.
New Hampshire, the site of the first US primary in an election season, is usually seen as a weather vane for potential candidates to try out their message on voters. Waters is scheduled to headline a picnic fundraiser Sunday for the Stafford County Democratic Committee, according to New Hampshire’s WMUR.
She did say there is one reason she would consider running for the White House:
“I’m not running for anything but my own seat,” Waters insisted to the Daily Caller. “I don’t have any presidential aspirations.”
But the outspoken critic of President Trump qualified her answer.
“If the millennials want me to do it, I’d do it, though,” she revealed.
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Waters has been leading the charge of collusion allegations and impeachment charges against President Donald Trump:
Waters is currently serving her 14th term in the House of Representatives, having been re-elected in 2016 by her district covering south central Los Angeles. Thanks to her anti-Trump rhetoric and her months-long rant to impeach the president, Waters has become a favorite for the young generation which has embraced her with nicknames and internet memes.
Waters running in 2020 could be something both Democrats and Republicans could get behind:
Of course, Democrats and those on the left would not be the only ones excited about Waters running for president. Waters as the Democratic nominee against Trump running for re-election in 2020 would be a dream come true for conservatives as well – but for entirely different reasons.
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— M A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) July 20, 2017
The greatest thing that can ever happen to Pres Trump is a Maxine Waters 2020 run. He would wipe the floor with her. #Tucker
— RD (@real_defender) July 21, 2017
Honestly, could you just imagine her in a debate? What a disaster.
— Enemy at the Gates (@enemy_atdgates) July 21, 2017
— Ogard1911 (@ogard1911) July 20, 2017