GOP lawmakers are going to induce Maxine Waters to retract her inflammatory remarks about the Trump government.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) Is spearheading the drive to make sure there are no more calls for aggression toward the current administration or its employees.
The offending remarks by Waters were given in a rally, where she whipped up the audience, telling them to push against the Trump administration.
“If you find anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you escape and you make a crowd and you push back on themand you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, everywhere.”
Biggs considers that the California Democrat’s remarks do”not become someone who’s in Congress.” Briggs is now pushing for retribution for Waters remarks.
“So we just introduced it, we have some co-sponsors, but what she did was to basically incite individuals to come after and attack members of the president’s cabinet,” Biggs told The Hill. “And spread that out to more individuals.”
The measure put forth by Biggs outlines a plan of actions for Waters that would incorporate an official apology to the administration officials”for endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord” and a second statement that discourages harassment and violence as a form of protest.
As a result of the backlash, Waters has encouraged peaceful protest but has also defended her remarks.
“I don’t have anything to do with how that people opt to protest. Protest is the democratic way as long as it is calm,” Waters explained. “I think in peaceful protest. It’s guaranteed for you in a democracy.”
“Everybody agrees that it was just tremendously objectionable what she did,” Biggs said.