GOP House Members Move To Censure Maxine Waters, Demand Resignation
"As Members of Congress we have the responsibility to lead by example..."
One day after President Trump warned Maxine Waters over her calls to harass his staff, several GOP House members introduced a bill to censure the California representative. But, that isn’t the only action they’re taking over her violent rhetoric.
They want her out of Congress.
On Tuesday, Arizona Representative Andy Biggs introduced a bill to formally censure Maxine Waters. Citing her call for leftists to stalk and harass members of the Trump administration, Biggs said Waters went too far.
“Tonight, I introduced a resolution to censure and condemn Maxine Waters for her recent comments, that encouraged actions that jeopardized the safety of government officials,” Biggs tweeted. “Her rhetoric, as a Member of Congress, was unacceptable.”
Though not likely to happen, Biggs also called on Waters to resign.
The bill comes less than 24 hours after Trump warned his nemesis, posting “be careful what you wish for Max,” on Twitter. It also comes after several members of the administration have already been heckled and harassed by liberal protesters.
Sadly, it’s a dangerous world for Trump conservatives these days and Waters is making it infinitely worse. In his bill, Biggs references the threat and recalls last year’s shooting at the GOP baseball practice that left Rep Steve Scalise severely wounded.
“A little over a year ago, we witnessed a horrific shooting targeted at Congressional Republicans. That day, we promised that we would be better; that we would argue about ideas not people,” Biggs said.
Unfortunately, Biggs’ bill does allow Waters to escape punishment if she formally apologizes for her hateful remarks. Of course, that isn’t going to happen for two reasons. First, hell hasn’t frozen over. And second, she is blaming Trump as a means of justifying her comments.