House Republican Vows To Take Action Against Maxine Waters For ‘Inciting Violence’ If Pelosi Won’t

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take action in response to recent remarks made by Maxine Waters or else he will be forced to take such actions, according to The Daily Wire.

“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past.”

“If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”

Waters said, “We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. And we’re looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd.”

“If nothing does not happen, then we know, that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice, but I am very hopefully and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”

“And we’ve got to get more active. [We’ve] got to get more confrontational.”

“[We’ve] got to make sure that they know we mean business.”

“And we’ve got to get more active. [We’ve] got to get more confrontational.”

“[We’ve] got to make sure that they know we mean business.”

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Ted Cruz stated, “Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence. They want to tear us apart.”

“‘We gotta stay on the street,’ Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed ‘to get more confrontational’ & they should ignore the curfew in place.”

Matt Walsh said, “Maxine 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.”

Steven Crowder stated, If Trump was removed from Twitter AND Facebook for ‘inciting violence’ then Maxine Waters needs to be federally charged and impeached.”

Bryan Dean Wright remarked, “Maxine Waters is a threat to the Republic.”

Gerry Callahan said, “Donald Trump was impeached and banned from all social media platforms for less.”

Kurt Schlichter commented, “This is an insurrection.”

Tim Pool stated, “Maxine Waters says that Chauvin premeditated the murder of George Floyd and that if Chauvin is not convicted [of] a crime he wasn’t charged with they should get ‘more confrontational[.]’ More confrontational than burning down buildings?”

From The Daily Wire:

McCarthy’s remarks come after Waters attended a protest on Saturday night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where police shot and killed a man last week after he tried to flee while being arrested. Waters’ remarks also come just days before a verdict will be reached in the Derek Chauvin case involving the death of George Floyd.

When asked about what activists should do if Chauvin is not convicted, Waters said that they must “stay on the street.”

The New York Post Editorial Board said that Waters was “trying to create a Civil War” and urged that Pelosi (D-CA) “should strip her of her committee assignments and move for a vote to remove Waters from office.”