Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., urged the House of Representatives to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, arguing that he was "the worst president in the history of the United States."
During a floor speech, Waters warned that last week's riots were a "power grab" by Trump that "will not stop." She said: "This president intends to exercise power long after he is out of office ... he is capable of starting a civil war."
After the riots at the Capitol, Trump offered remarks in which he committed to a peaceful transition of power.
Waters' comments added to a long list of scathing criticisms Trump faced as the Democratic-led House seemed poised to impeach him once more with just days left in his term. The FBI has warned that armed protests were being planned for all 50 state capitols in the lead-up to President-elect Biden's inauguration.