Maxine Waters at the Capitol on Sept. 25. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) tweeted on Tuesday that President Trump should be "imprisoned and placed in solitary confinement," and called for Republicans to "stop Trump's filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies" and his "mob language."

Catch up quick: Waters' tweet came after the president suggested the whistleblower, whose complaint is at the heart of a controversy involving himself and Ukraine, is "almost a spy." Trump said that the U.S. used to respond to "spies and treason ... a little differently than we do now." Waters also noted on Tuesday that "for now, impeachment is the imperative."

The big picture: Plenty of Democrats were disturbed upon reviewing the whistleblower complaint. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) compared the president to a "Mafia boss" engaging in a "classic organized crime shakedown" after the transcript of Trump's call with the Ukrainian president came out.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 32,694,155 — Total deaths: 991,273 — Total recoveries: 22,575,658Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 7,074,155 — Total deaths: 204,461 — Total recoveries: 2,750,459 — Total tests: 100,492,536Map.
  3. States: New York daily cases top 1,000 for first time since June — U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases.
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemicFewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  5. Business: Millions start new businesses in time of coronavirus.
  6. Education: Summer college enrollment offers a glimpse of COVID-19's effect.
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What they're saying: Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 26. Photo: Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic and Republican lawmakers along with other leading political figures reacted to President Trump's Saturday afternoon nomination of federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

What they're saying: "President Trump could not have made a better decision," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States."

Amy Coney Barrett: "Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me"

Trump introduces Amy Coney Barrett as nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo: Olivier Douleiry/Getty Images

In speaking after President Trump announced her as the Supreme Court nominee to replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett said on Saturday she will be "mindful" of those who came before her on the court if confirmed.

What she's saying: Barrett touched on Ginsburg's legacy, as well as her own judicial philosophy and family values. "I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution," she said. "I'm truly humbled at the prospect of serving on the  Supreme Court."