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TROUBLED WATERS: Maxine Says Criticism Just GOP ‘Message to All the White Supremacists’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.21.21

Congresswoman Maxine Waters dismissed recent criticism of her calls for protesters to get “more confrontational” this week; saying the backlash was Republicans sending “messages” to “white supremacists.”

I am nonviolent,” said the Congresswoman.

“Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us, basically calling us violent … any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that, how this is a time for [Republicans] to raise money on [Democrats’] backs,” Waters added.

“This is who they are and this is how they act,” she said. “And I’m not going to be bullied by them.”

“This is a time for [Republicans] to keep telling our constituents that [Democrats] are the enemy and they do that time and time again,” Waters claimed. “But that does not deter me from speaking truth to power. I am not intimidated. I am not afraid, and I do what needs to be done.”

Congressman Steve Scalise called-out his Democratic colleagues Tuesday for failing to condemn Maxine Waters’ violent rhetoric; saying President Trump used the word “peaceful” in his previous statements regarding protests.

“President Trump used the words peaceful when he talked about the statements that he made. I haven’t heard Maxine saying anything about peacefully protesting,” said Scalise.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed Tuesday that Republicans will soon introduce a resolution that would formally censure Rep. Maxine Waters for her comments in Minnesota over the weekend.

“This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments,” McCarthy announced on Twitter.

 

“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,” Waters told a crowd in Minnesota.

“I talk about confronting the justice system, confronting the policing that’s going on, I’m talking about speaking up. I’m talking about legislation. I’m talking about elected officials doing what needs to be done to control their budgets and to pass legislation,” Waters added.

“I am not worried that they’re going to continue to distort what I say. This is who they are and this is how they act. And I’m not going to be bullied by them,” Waters said of Republicans.

Read the full report at The Hill.

DEVELOPING: Kevin McCarthy, GOP to Write Resolution That Would Censure Maxine Waters

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.21

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed Tuesday that Republicans will soon introduce a resolution that would formally censure Rep. Maxine Waters for her comments in Minnesota over the weekend.

“This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments,” McCarthy announced on Twitter.

 

“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,” Waters told a crowd in Minnesota.

“I talk about confronting the justice system, confronting the policing that’s going on, I’m talking about speaking up. I’m talking about legislation. I’m talking about elected officials doing what needs to be done to control their budgets and to pass legislation,” Waters added.

“I am not worried that they’re going to continue to distort what I say. This is who they are and this is how they act. And I’m not going to be bullied by them,” Waters said of Republicans.

Read the full report at The Hill.

FANCY NANCY BACKS MAD MAXINE: ‘I Don’t Think She Should Apologize’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.21

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. Maxine Waters Monday when the far-left lawmaker faced a growing backlash after telling demonstrators in Minnesota to “get more confrontational.”

“No, she doesn’t,” said Pelosi when asked by a reporter if the California Congresswoman should apologize for her remarks.

“Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement,” added the Speaker. “I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They’ve handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of — misinterpretation by the other side. No, I don’t think she should apologize.”

“No, absolutely not,” she concluded when pressed on whether the comments could incite violence.

 

Waters is now facing formal action from Republicans this week after she allegedly “incited violence” during an anti-police protests outside Minneapolis.

 

 

Waters faced a growing backlash from Republicans over the weekend after she told demonstrators in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” and show America “we mean business.”

“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,” the Congresswoman told protesters outside Minneapolis when asked to comment on a potential not-guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

“We cannot go away!” she added.

 

“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.

Read the full report at Fox News.

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