Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, RG on Sunday announced an effort to expel Representative Maxine Waters from Congress after telling protesters in Minnesota to “become more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is not convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
In a statement released by her office, Taylor Greene accused the California congresswoman of instigating “Black Lives Matter of Domestic Terrorists to shoot Minnesota National Guardsmen” after speaking at the Brooklyn Center, which became a flashpoint for protests following the fatal police shooting. by Daunte Wright.
“I will present a resolution to expel Representative Maxine Waters from Congress for her continued incitement to violence,” read a statement from Taylor Greene’s office.
REPUBLICS SLAP MAXINE WATERS FOR TELLING RIOTS TO BE “ CONFRONTATIONAL ”
Waters told reporters on Saturday that if ex-policeman Chauvin is not convicted of Floyd’s murder, “we have to stay on the streets and we have to be more active, we have to be more confrontational. We have to make sure they know we are serious. “
Waters said she “hoped” that Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he wasn’t, “we can’t go.”
Taylor Greene called Waters “a danger to our society” and accused her of “crossing state lines to incite riots.”
“His orders, videotaped last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and conduct shooting at the Minnesota National Guards early this morning,” she wrote.
“As a sitting United States Congresswoman, Representative Maxine Waters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened with violence if Chauvin was found not guilty. It is also an abuse of power,” he said. she continued, before adding: “Rep. Maxine Waters must be kicked out of Congress!”
Taylor Greene wasn’t the only Republican to oppose Waters’ remarks.
“The radical left doesn’t care if your cities are on fire, if there is violence on your streets, or if the police are too deprived of funding to defend their communities. As long as the left calms its anti-American base , his job is done ”Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., wrote on Twitter.
“Telling rioters who burned buildings, looted shops and assaulted journalists to become ‘more confrontational’ is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters’ call for violence,” Fox News told Fox News Republican National Congressional Committee spokesperson Mike Berg.
“Why is Maxine Waters traveling to another state to try to incite a riot? What can this possibly result from? ” Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Tweeted.
Waters said she plans to stay in Minnesota until Monday, when final arguments are expected in the Chauvin trial, New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs said. reported.
“The way to take control is not to let them win,” Waters said of political opponents in comments broadcast on FOX 9 in Minneapolis. “You have to register and you have to vote and you have to take power.”
MAXINE WATERS URGES MINNESOTA ANTI-POLICE CROWD TO ‘STAY ON THE STREET’ IF CHAUVIN ACQUIRES FLOYD’S CASE
She told MSNBC that she was in Minnesota to be “Aunt Maxine” and support youth of color.
“We need to support our young people who are struggling and trying to make this justice system work for everyone. They see their peers being killed. Minneapolis is a prime example of what’s wrong with the criminal justice system, what’s wrong with the police, “she told the network on Sunday.
“I wanted to be there as Aunt Maxine to show them, not only do I love and support them, but they can count on me to be with them at this terrible time in all of our lives.”
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Waters has a history of direct remarks and passionate statements. In 2018, the California Democrat called on her supporters to “build a crowd” and publicly “fend off” members of the Trump administration.
Fox News’s Evie Fordham contributed to this report.
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