Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Sunday announced she plans to introduce a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) from Congress.
In a statement, Greene said she will be introducing “a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence.”
“Very soon I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people. Rep Waters is a danger to our society,” wrote Greene. “After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and a drive by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning.”
The Republican lawmaker, a longtime supporter of former President Donald Trump, took aim at Waters for urging protesters at a demonstration in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Saturday to be “more confrontational.” Two National Guardsman were injured early Sunday morning, the Minnesota National Guard said.
Greene also targeted Waters over her comments on the George Floyd trial.
“As a sitting United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty,” wrote Greene. “This is also an abuse of power.”
Republicans on Sunday condemned Waters for urging protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” if former police officer Derek Chauvin does not get convicted of murdering Floyd.
Waters swooped into Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Saturday night to appear at a rally during protests over the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.
Asked about the Chauvin murder trial, Waters told rally attendees and reporters that if Chauvin isn’t found guilty, “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
While she said she remains “hopeful” Chauvin will be convicted, if he isn’t, “we cannot go away.”
Republicans ripped Waters for her incendiary rhetoric.
“Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get ‘more confrontational’ is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters’ call for violence,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg told Fox News.
“Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this?” Rep. Lauren Boebert (RCO) wrote on Twitter.
Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this? https://t.co/nXzV0trmN3
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 18, 2021
“The Radical Left don’t care if your towns are burning, if there’s violence in your streets, or if the police are too defunded to defend their communities. As long as the Left appeases their anti-America base, their job is done,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) wrote on Twitter.
The Radical Left don’t care if your towns are burning, if there’s violence in your streets, or if the police are too defunded to defend their communities.
As long as the Left appeases their anti-America base, their job is done.https://t.co/bmBJEsrCdn
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) April 18, 2021
“Why is a sitting member of Congress encouraging protesters to get ‘confrontational’?” Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) wrote on Twitter.
Waters plans to stay in Minnesota until Monday, when closing arguments are expected in the Chauvin trial, New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs reported.
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