Rep. Maxine Waters or “Auntie Maxine” as she’s affectionately known by her followers, is in for a rough ride over the next few weeks as GOP members of Congress officially request she be sanctioned and ask her to resign her position.
This comes on the heels of the wacky woman calling for the harassment of Trump supporters and members of the Trump administration last week — a call that would have gotten any GOP lawmaker immediately fired.
A Republican Representative from Arizona, Andy Biggs, has introduced a measure in the House Tuesday that calls for an official censure against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her comments encouraging discrimination and harassment against Trump administration officials and members of the GOP.
Biggs justified his measure, which also asks Waters to resign, by saying that he does not believe Waters’ behavior is becoming of a member of Congress, and that, after being repudiated even by members of her own party, it’s clear Waters should face disciplinary action.
“So we just introduced it, we have some cosponsors, but what she did was to basically incite people to come after and attack members of the president’s cabinet,” Biggs told The Hill. “And also spread that out to more people.”
Biggs added that, “Everybody agrees that it was just highly objectionable what she did.”
Tonight, I introduced a resolution to censure and condemn Maxine Waters for her recent comments, that encouraged actions that jeopardized the safety of government officials. Her rhetoric, as a Member of Congress, was unacceptable. STATEMENT: https://t.co/9GbZZyFk5p
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 26, 2018
Biggs’s official statement included a reference to last year’s baseball field shooting as an example of what could happen when rhetoric is taken too far.
“A little over a year ago, we witnessed a horrific shooting targeted at Congressional Republicans. That day, we promised that we would be better; that we would argue about ideas not people,” Biggs said in his official statement accompanying his bill.
“Unfortunately, we are returning to the vitriol of that day. Those determined to undermine the progress and agenda of President Donald Trump, have taken it upon themselves to demonize their opposition. As Members of Congress we have the responsibility to lead by example and this rhetoric is simply unacceptable,” he added.
The measure includes a provision that will allow Waters to avoid any major consequences if she fully apologizes for her statements, which Biggs notes could be interpreted as encouraging violence against her political opponents.