Democrats are not happy with the Republican calling to censure Maxine Waters and could retaliate, according to The Western Journal.
Waters went to the Brooklyn center to address protesters and made many controversial remarks.
Republicans were concerned that she may have crossed lines and incited violence and rioting.
Nancy Pelosi insisted that she shouldn’t apologize for what she said.
Waters said, If the Chauvin case doesn’t receive a guilty verdict then “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.”
Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez said, “[E]veryone — including House Republican leadership — knew this stunt was nothing more than an effort to promote white supremacy in the United States Congress,” Gomez wrote colleagues to get their support.
“From her open support for political violence against our colleagues to her brazen promotion of anti-Semitism and racism, there is no shortage of reasons as to why Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is unfit to serve in this legislative body. I hope everyone — both Republicans and Democrats — will join me in this endeavor to ensure our collective safety and preserve our democracy.”
Chairwoman Waters’ actions are beneath the dignity of this institution.
They raised the potential for violence, directed lawlessness, and may have interfered with a co-equal branch of government.
I just introduced this censure resolution to hold her accountable. pic.twitter.com/cGuEFNNqZo
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 20, 2021
“As my friend the leader knows, we haven’t had all the resolutions that have been introduced on my side of the aisle.”
“This makes it harder, however, not to proceed on numerous resolutions on my side of the aisle.”
“I think all of us on our side of the aisle are very concerned about the aid and comfort that the rhetoric of some and the actions of some gave to those who committed criminal insurrection against the United States of America and against our democracy on January 6,” Hoyer stated.
“So we’re still very concerned about that, and action is still possible on that.”
From The Western Journal:
Some Democrats now want revenge, according to The Hill.
Democratic Rep. Susan Wild of Pennsylvania said she did not care for what Waters said, but noted that it needed to be balanced against what Republican members said around the time of the Jan. 6. incursion, according to Politico.
“I had to weigh it long and hard because of the votes we’ve taken earlier this year,” Wild said, referring to House action that removed Greene from her committee assignments over past rhetoric. “I don’t think it rises to that level. But it was not an easy vote.”
The final verdict on the impact of Waters’ remarks is not yet in. Chauvin’s defense sought to use the comment to have a mistrial declared. That effort failed, but the judge in Chauvin’s trial noted that the comment may provide grounds for an appeal.