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    New Blooper: US Congresswoman Waters Mistakenly Threatens Putin With Impeachment

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    A representative of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Maxine Waters, promised to "impeach" Russian President Vladimir Putin, having confused him with US Vice President Mike Pence, and thus added a new blooper to her record.

    Joy Behar, the host of the Political View TV program broadcast by ABC News asked Waters whether Mike Pence would cope with the president's duties better than the current head of state Donald Trump.

    "When we finish with Trump, we have to go and get Putin, he's next," the congresswoman said.

    "Putin or Pence?" Behar asked.

    "Ah, Pence," Waters corrected herself.

    "We get two for one: Trump and Putin, and then we got to go after Pence," Behar said in order to smooth the awkwardness caused by Waters' mistake.

    The US politician had already made controversial statements before. Earlier she said that Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are "tied at the hip."
    She also claimed that Russian President "Putin is continuing to advance into Korea."

    After her statement, Russian phone pranksters known as Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan) and Alexei Stolyarov (Lexus) decided to make fun of her.

    By introducing himself as "Volodymyr Groysman, prime minister of Ukraine," one of the pranksters informed the clueless congresswoman that President Putin invaded an African "country" called Limpopo, which actually doesn't exist. Waters perceived the joke seriously and promised to investigate the issue.

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