Maxine Waters refuses to back down from her incendiary comments telling Americans to confront and harass members of the Trump administration wherever they see them.
Waters went on an unhinged rant in Los Angeles June 23, encouraging supporters at a rally to stand up and “push back” against members of President Trump’s administration by harassing them at stores, restaurants, and gas stations.
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Judicial Watch reports:
In encouraging individuals to create “crowds” who will “push back” on President Trump’s Cabinet members at private business establishments and in seemingly trying to prevent these Cabinet officials from obtaining basic necessities without fear of assault and violence, Rep. Waters seems to be violation of House rules…
Judicial Watch sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics Monday calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) violated House ethics rules by encouraging violence against Trump administration Cabinet members.
Rep. Maxine Waters addressed a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 23, telling a crowd:
“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 that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Fu3g1MGHY
In today’s letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics co-chairman, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton writes:
In encouraging individuals to create “crowds” who will “push back” on President Trump’s Cabinet members at private business establishments and in seemingly trying to prevent these Cabinet officials from obtaining basic necessities without fear of assault and violence, Rep. Waters seems to be violation of House rules, specifically:
A Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House shall conduct himself at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House. [House Rule 23, clause 1.]
We hereby request that the Office of Congressional Ethics conduct a preliminary investigation into whether Rep. Maxine Waters violated House Rules in encouraging attacks on Cabinet officials.
“Rep. Maxine Waters incited violence and assault against members of President Trump’s Cabinet,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is urgent that the House ethics quickly act to hold her accountable for this dangerous incitement.”
Waters is so proud of her controversial remarks that she is turning on members of her own party. Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi (rightfully) both spoke out against Waters’s call for people to confront Trump supporters in the streets.
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“I strongly disagree with those who advocate harassing folks if they don’t agree with you,” Schumer said last week.
“That’s not right and that’s not American,” he added.
Pelosi shared similar sentiments in a statement.
On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show, Waters defended her comments, sharing her belief that Trump “does not deserve” to be president of the United States. She was “simply standing up to him.” Waters then accused the top Democrats of missing the point and simply looking out for their own jobs.
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Maxine Waters slams fellow Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, saying they “will do anything” to protect themselves.
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“You know, I was surprised at Chuck Schumer,” Waters said. “I’ve not quite seen that done before, but one of the things I recognize, being an elected official, is in the final analysis, you know, leadership like Chuck Schumer’s will do anything that they think is necessary to protect their leadership.”
Schumer and Pelosi had a point, though. In her now infamous directive, Waters instructed her supporters to “turn on” and “absolutely harass” White House officials at restaurants, gas stations, etc. That’s exactly what one restaurant owner did in Lexington, Virginia. When White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders walked into Red Hen restaurant for a meal, she was promptly asked to leave and followed by protesters. Based on Waters’s speech, she wants to see more of these disgraceful scenes, Townhall reported.