Republicans seem to be finally stepping up the play and taking their swing as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced, nay, demanded, on Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) take the same type of action against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that was taken against Republicans following the Capitol Hill riots.
You see, this battle of the California representatives seems to be the first indication that Republicans are realizing theyâre not in a gentlemanâs war anymore (and not just because women are involved). Democrats are getting down and dirty and taking whatever tacts they can to win, and the chiefest offender is Waters.
She can be seen regularly on several major news networks, spewing aggression, hate, and often bald-faced lies, in an ongoing offensive onslaught against conservatives. But, conservatives finally have a leg to stand on holding Waters feet to the fire, following Democratsâ treatment of Republicans who were supported by the Jan. 6 rioters in Washington D.C.
âMaxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis â just as she has incited it in the past,â McCarthy said in a statement according toÂ The Daily Wire. âIf Speaker Pelosi doesnât act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.â
Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis â just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesnât act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.
â Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
The minority leaderâs assessment came after Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was once again rocked by turmoil and just days before the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case.
âWeâre looking for a guilty verdict. Weâre looking for a guilty verdict. And weâre looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd,â Waters said. âIf nothing does not happen [sic], then we know, that weâve got to not only stay in the street, but weâve got to fight for justice, but I am very hopefully and I hope that weâre going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we donât, we cannot go away.â
According to the Wireâs report, Waters was also asked what activists should do to respond if Chauvin isnât convicted, to which she replied that they must âstay on the street.â
âAnd weâve got to get more active. [Weâve] got to get more confrontational,â she said. â[Weâve] got to make sure that they know we mean business.â
McCarthy isnât the only influential person who thinks Waters is out of line. The New York Post Editorial BoardÂ saidÂ they believed that Waters was âtrying to create a Civil Warâ and urged that Pelosi (D-CA) âshould strip her of her committee assignments and move for a vote to remove Waters from office,â and several other elected officials and political pundits shared their disdain with her comments:
âDemocrats actively encouraging riots & violence. They want to tear us apart,â Sen.Â Ted CruzÂ (R-TX) said. ââWe gotta stay on the street,â Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed âto get more confrontationalâ & they should ignore the curfew in place.â
âMaxine Waters is trying to intimidate a jury to influence the outcome of a murder trial. Every elected Republican in the country should be calling for her immediate arrest and removal from congress,â podcast host and conservative commentatorÂ Matt WalshÂ said.Â Steven CrowderÂ weighed in saying that, âIf Trump was removed from Twitter AND Facebook for âinciting violenceâ then Maxine Waters needs to be federally charged and impeached.â
Democrat and former CIA officerÂ Bryan Dean WrightÂ called, âMaxine Waters is a threat to the Republic while attorney and columnistÂ Kurt SchlichterÂ said of Waters comments, âThis is an insurrection.â
Tim Pool, podcast host: âMaxine Waters says that Chauvin premeditated the murder of George Floyd and that if Chauvin is not convicted [of] a crime he wasnât charged with they should get âmore confrontational[.]â More confrontational than burning down buildings?â