Maybe it’s “the soft bigotry of low expectations” that has afforded Maxine Waters the megaphone through which she blasts her hatred and anger spewed absurdities? I am not wise enough to know. Nor, do I know enough about her to understand where all her racial animus comes from. Her spewing litany of grievances has passed a line into jury intimidation.
“Waters joined hundreds of angry protesters who thronged Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, early Sunday, all breaking the 11 p.m. curfew together during the seventh night of protests against the police killing of Daunte Wright. ‘We’ve got to stay in the streets, and we’ve got to demand justice,’ she urged the crowd, according to one tweeted clip. ‘We’re looking for a guilty verdict’ in Derek Chauvin’s trial for the police killing of George Floyd, where deliberations will begin next week, she said. ‘And if we don’t, we cannot go away,’ she added. ‘We’ve got to get more confrontational.'”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene have announced separate efforts to seek disciplinary action for Waters many attempts at incitement of violence. This seems appropriate and just.
House Rule 23, clause 1, states in its pertinent part, “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.” Calling on BLM and related domestic terrorists to fire gunshots at National Guardsmen certainly cannot be construed in any rational sense to reflect creditably on the House.
“Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get ‘more confrontational’ is incredibly irresponsible” states Mike Berg, on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee
In determining if the appropriateness of expulsion from the House, we might well consider Ms. Waters’ own words regarding another. In supporting the wrong minded second impeachment of then President Trump, Waters wrongfully accused him of ‘inciting’ his followers and “trying to create a civil war”. There is little doubt that in this current episode that the record is incredibly clear and recorded before the world that Ms. Waters has sought to do those very things that she falsely accused sitting President Trump of doing. As the facts have become known, we now know that Ms. Waters knew the falsity of her accusations against former President Trump. By her own standards, Maxine Water’s is required to be impeached and removed from her office.
Please write your congressperson and Senator to support these efforts against Maxine Waters as she has repeatedly committed these same offenses.
Remember her incitement on June 23, 2018?
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And 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!”
Ms. Waters has repetitively been recorded in numerous racist statements and in the incitement of violence against her political opposition. It is time to remove her from office and reduce the hateful rhetoric of her inflammatory remarks. America needs to walk away from the increasingly strident polarization that those like Ms. Water uses to increase anger and hatred in a society that is fracturing before our very eyes. The only way we do this is by equal application of the law against such persons.