MELBER: “Congresswoman, I want to ask you about something you said. As you know, and many of our viewers know, you speak your mind. Many people like that, and as I think you know, many people disagree with you. It’s politics.”

WATERS: “That’s right.”

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MELBER: “I want to read something you said today to get a fuller understanding.”

WATERS: “Okay.”

MELBER: “You said with regard to Donald Trump, he’s using mob language, he’s implying people should be killed for whistleblowing. ‘Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned and placed in solitary confinement. ‘But for now, impeachment is the imperative.’”

WATERS: “That’s right.”

MELBER: “I ask you tonight, are you speaking literally and do you have any concern you’re prejudging the House impeachment and Senate trial process by declaring he should be, I guess, convicted and held in solitary?”

WATERS: “No, not really. As you said, I said impeachment is the imperative. I did express myself in ways to show how terrible I think he is and how he really should be punished. But of course impeachment is what we’re focused on right now.”