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A Republican Congressman on Monday introduced an initiative to censure California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters and ask for her resignation after she encouraged others to confront Trump administration officials.

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-AZ., introduced a measure calling on the congresswoman to apologize to the White House for “endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord,” resign from her position, and release a public statement saying harassment or violence isn’t a form of protest.

The measure comes after Waters encouraged harassment of Trump administration officials over the weekend at a rally in Los Angeles.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said, sparking condemnation across the political spectrum. She later told MSNBC that protesters are “going to absolutely harass them.”

The Biggs’ motion claims that Waters’ statements could “directly and unnecessarily lead to public unrest, physical violence, and physical injury” and that members of the administration have already been harassed in public.

The motion reportedly already attracted the support of five members of Congress. Biggs told The Hill that Waters’ comments do “not become somebody who’s in Congress” and that “everybody agrees that it was just highly objectionable what she did.”

“So we just introduced it, we have some co-sponsors, but what she did was to basically incite people to come after and attack members of the president’s cabinet,” he said. “And also spread that out to more people.”

Waters has since doubled-down on her comments at a rally, insisting that she didn’t suggest harming people. “Trump is the one who is creating lies,” Waters said during a Monday afternoon news conference. “Trying to have people believe that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement, anytime, anyplace that we talked about harm.”

“I have nothing to do with the way people decide to protest. Protest is the democratic way as long as it is peaceful,” Waters added. “I believe in peaceful protest. It is guaranteed to you in a democracy.”

  • Joseph Vigue says:

    When in Hell are the police going to lock that wench up for “INCITING A RIOT”???? THAT is EXACTLY what she did with her hateful ranting! LOCK THE BITCH UP and throw away the key!

  • Mick says:

    Hang the bitch. Nothing to argue about here. She is a threat to everyone and our Republic.

  • Kamkoz says:

    What one person sees as “passion”, could be construed as “permission to conduct violence” in an unbalanced mind.

    She, in retrospect, wants others to commit violent acts against people who are LEGAL citizens of the United States.

    Therefore, should be removed from office.

    Not because of her gender, nor her race, but because of the way she is behaving.

    It is fine to have your own opinions. I admit that I haven’t agreed on a few points that President Trump has made.

    But to call for violence on citizens of the USA?….Hmmmmm
    I think that’s over stepping her position in the office she holds.

    And before any hate mongers jump all over my statement, remember its “allegedly” YOU who preach “peaceful protesting, kindness, tolerance, and humanity towards all”.

    Isn’t that the liberal/Democratic way?


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