Republican Congressman Andy Biggs from Arizona introduced a measure on Monday calling on the Democrat congresswoman from California Maxine Waters to apologize to the White House for “endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord.”
The initiative also asks for censure with would force the congresswoman from her position and to release a public statement saying harassment or violence isn’t a form of protest. This measure comes after Waters encouraged harassment of Trump White House administration officials over the weekend at a rally in Los Angeles.
Last weekend the Congresswoman said told anyone who sees members from Trump’s Cabinet in a restaurant, or a department store, or at a gasoline station, to create a crowd in order to push back on them. And to tell them “they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” These comments obviously sparked condemnation across the political spectrum, from both sides of the aisle. She later told MSNBC that protesters are “going to absolutely harass them.”
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“The California Democrat told MSNBC, “These members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store. The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest. They’re absolutely going to harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No, I can’t hang with you.’ This is wrong. This is unconscionable.”
She was referring to several instances where the public has already angrily confronted White House officials in public spaces over the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigrants, which led to the separation of parents from their children.
Waters emphasized, “I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it’s wrong what they’re doing on so many fronts, but they tend to not want to confront this president or even leave, but they know what they’re doing is wrong.”