On Monday, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., filed a motion to censure Maxine Waters, the impeachment-obsessed California Democrat who recently came under fire for inciting violence against members of the Trump administration. According to The Hill, the measure also calls on Waters to resign from the House.
“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,” Waters said over the weekend.
Biggs told The Hill that disciplinary measures are appropriate because Waters’ comments do “not become somebody who’s in Congress.”
“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,” Biggs said. “And also spread that out to more people.”
The Hill added:
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The measure calls on the congresswoman to resign, issue a formal apology to administration officials “for endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord” and release a statement that neither harassment nor violence is an appropriate form of protest.
Waters defended her remarks on Monday, but encouraged peaceful protest.
“I have nothing to do with the way people decide to protest. Protest is the democratic way as long as it is peaceful,” Waters said. “I believe in peaceful protest. It is guaranteed to you in a democracy.”
So far, five members of the House have signed on to the measure.
A post at BizPac Review further said:
The divisive rhetoric by Waters, an unhinged Trump critic who has repeatedly called for the president to be impeached, comes on the heels of top Trump administration officials — including White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — being disrespectfully treated while dining out.
Former George W. Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer joined the calls for Congress to censure Waters on Monday, according to The Daily Caller.
“There’s enough in this society, you don’t engage in those types of practices. And, Maxine basically denied that she called on people to harass others. No peace, no rest. So she is still sticking by what she has done,” Fleischer said.
The popular pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk said Waters should be deemed a domestic terrorist and a White House petition demands Waters be expelled from the House. Judicial Watch has also filed a House ethics complaint against her.
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