Resolution To Censure Maxine Waters Over Her ‘Get More Confrontational’ Remark

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Monday that he would introduce a resolution to censure Rep. Maxine Waters for comments she made over the weekend in Minnesota that Republican lawmakers said stoked further violence.

“This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence,” he said on Twitter. “Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior — that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.”

His tweet came hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to Waters’ defense on Monday, saying that Waters did not need to apologize for her comments.

When asked whether Waters (D-Calif.) incited violence with her comments, Pelosi told a reporter, “No, absolutely not.”

On Saturday, Waters told demonstrators in Brooklyn Center, Minn., where Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer last week, “to stay on the street” and “to get more confrontational.” Her remarks came ahead of closing arguments on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

“Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement,” Pelosi said. “I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They’ve handled this with great dignity.”

Republicans were quick tofire back after Waters made her comments. On Sunday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said she would introduce a resolution to expel Waters from Congress, an effort that will likely fail in a Democratic-led House. Later that day, McCarthy said on Twitter that he would take action against Waters if Pelosi did not.

“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy wrote. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”

GOP lawmakers also took to the Senate and House floors on Monday to voice their displeasure over Waters’ behavior. …

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Comments

  1. Kick her out of congress and take away her gov retirement.

  2. Waters and Pelosi, two pieces of $hit tht continually embarrass Kaliforniastan. I do not understand why people still vote for these a$$holes!

  3. Maxine Waters is an affront to people with common sense and civility. She should be arrested for inciting riots, tried and if convicted, sent to jail for a very long time.

    It’s time we stand up to the left and this would be a great start.

    Further, she should be immediately removed from office. I would like to hear a liberal or democrat explain to me how it’s okay for her to incite riots and not be prosecuted.

  4. Chris Renner says

    Can we take Maxine Waters off of the Financial Services Committee. She is little more than a donation soaking bell ringer for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Chase, and other corporate fat cats who control the Fed. Put her on the Armed Services Committee where her skills can be really used!

  5. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING will be done. What an embarrassment to the USA!

  6. Today should be enough to get her elected for another 30 years. Comforting huh?

  7. this woman’s filthy big mouth just may set him free on appeal… nice work old hag

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