Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Will Introduce Resolution to Expel Maxine Waters From Congress

WASHINGTON (Gateway Pundit)–

Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said Sunday that she plans to introduce a resolution calling on Congress to expel sixteen-term Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over incendiary remarks Waters made at an anti-police protest in Brooklyn City, Minnesota late Saturday night.

Waters was recorded on video demanding a guilty verdict from the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial and urged protesters to “get more confrontational.”

Greene posted her intention to Twitter, saying, “Very soon I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel @RepMaxineWaters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people. Rep Waters is a danger to our society…After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and a drive by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning…As a sitting United States Congresswoman @MaxineWaters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty. This is also an abuse of power.#ExpelMaxineWaters”

MAD MAXINE: Waters goes on new ‘impeachment’ rant; Vows to ‘get’ Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Fox News) — Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters escalated her rhetorical assault on President Trump over the weekend – vowing to “get him” and repeating the word “impeachment” over and over.

Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, told a group gathered in Los Angeles that some Democratic leaders have asked her to stop talking about impeaching Trump.

“There’s a difference in how some of our leadership talk about how we should handle all of this,” Water said. “They say, ‘Maxine, please don’t say impeachment anymore.’”

“And when they say that, I say ‘impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment.’”

In video posted by The American Mirror, Waters said she wakes up in the middle of the night and “all I can think about is I’m going to get him,” in reference to Trump.

The California congresswoman, who was accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats on Saturday, has been one of the most outspoken congressional Democrats calling for impeachment. While many in party leadership have shied away from those demands, Waters and her allies are emboldened by the prospect of Democrats retaking the House in the midterms and, potentially, using a majority to launch impeachment proceedings.

In June, Waters made controversial comments amid the backlash over the White House’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy leading to family separations at the border.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said.

The lawmaker later claimed that she wasn’t calling for protesters to actually “harm” Cabinet members.

On Saturday, Waters once again brought up the remarks from earlier in the summer and said she did not threaten Trump supporters — but seemed to joke that she’s done that before.

“It frightened a lot of people, and of course the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents,” Waters said. “I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time.”


Andrew O’Reilly of Fox News contributed to this report.

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‘IMPEACH HIM!’: Calls for Trump’s impeachment grow as fall out from Putin meeting continues

Washington, D.C. (Fox News) — Liberal lawmakers and pundits, emboldened by bipartisan outrage over President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, have kicked up calls to pursue impeachment — indicating the issue could fast become the next litmus test for Democratic candidates.

The discussion follows the recent political frenzy over calls to “abolish” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). That effort briefly served as a similar litmus test in the wake of Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which led to family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The GOP-controlled House countered on Wednesday with a vote on a resolution expressing support for ICE, effectively daring Democrats to go on the record with opposition to the agency. The measure passed, with a total of 133 Democratic representatives voting “present” — amounting to a procedural refusal to take a position despite weeks of heated anti-ICE rhetoric from party leaders.

But where abolishing ICE fizzled for now as a progressive cause, the impeachment controversy could have sturdier legs. At the least, it has forced Democratic leaders to confront and carefully manage pressure from the base.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on Tuesday charged that Trump’s remarks in Helsinki, Finland, were “nothing short of treason” and marked a “dark day” in American history.

Hoyer characterized impeachment, though, as a “distraction,” while still keeping the door open for the process in the future. “There will be time enough to deal with other issues and oversight of the president’s performance when we take back control of the House of Representatives,” he said.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, toed the same line on Monday.

“I think that’s premature at this point — we should do all we can to make sure that he’s held accountable, that we conduct the investigations the Republicans have been unwilling to do,” Swalwell said in an interview with The Hill.

“If impeachment is the case,” he added, “it’s because we found impenetrable evidence that we take to the American people and will be accepted by both Republicans and Democrats.”

Elsewhere, the calls are getting louder.

Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan all but endorsed impeachment when he tweeted that “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors'” and was “nothing short of treasonous.”

Ron Fein, with Free Speech for People, wrote in The Washington Post that while Trump’s conduct might not rise to the level of treason, “it might still be impeachment-worthy regardless.”

In perhaps the most dramatic sign that the impeachment fight may go mainstream, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke — he is running to unseat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in November in the deep-red, pro-Trump state — has both advocated impeaching Trump and downplayed the Democratic consequences of such an effort.

“Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case to proceed,” O’Rourke said this week, “and at this point there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed.”

Trump and his team have sought to manage and clean up after the Russia summit controversy. Trump sparked the biggest backlash for seeming to suggest he had accepted Putin’s denial of U.S. election meddling. But he later said he backed the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusions, insisting he’d misspoken during a joint press conference with the Russian leader.

For her part, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that the Helsinki summit would increase calls for impeachment “perhaps in the country” — but added that in Congress, “we want to stay focused on honoring our oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and our country.”

The momentum in some quarters suggests, though, that trying to remove Trump from office is no longer an effort relegated to the far-left fringes of the party.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for example, has long advocated for Trump’s impeachment, telling the California Democratic Party’s annual convention in San Diego in Februrary that “it’s time to get ready for impeachment.”

Waters, who came under fire last month for openly advocating that anti-Trump protesters confront administration officials in public, had struggled to take the impeachment talk mainstream.

However, there are signs that the impeachment litmus test — like the ICE wedge before it — might ultimately falter, as fractures in the party prevent a unified and effective front from forming.

Rep. Linda Sánchez, D-Calif., vice chairperson of the House Democratic Caucus, warned that discussing impeachment is still premature.

“We don’t know all the facts yet,” Sanchez told Politico this week. “And until the time that we do, we can’t make a decision on whether or not impeachment is warranted.”

Freshman Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is seeking Republican Dean Heller’s seat in the Senate in November, has treaded carefully on the subject, saying she wants to see where Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian political meddling ends up.

Rosen issued a statement after the Helsinki summit calling Trump’s performance “embarrassing” but stopping short of calling for his removal.

In what could be a replay of the “abolish ICE” battle, Republicans have already shown a willingness to use that kind of measured, “wait-and-see” approach against Democrats who buck firebrands’ calls for more decisive action.

“Being afraid of losing an election is no excuse for Jacky Rosen to hide where she stands on impeachment,” Heller campaign spokesman Keith Schipper said in a statement last month, pre-summit. “If she supports impeaching President Trump, she needs to say it.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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MARKED FOR DEATH: Man arrested after threatening to kill Kentucky Senator Rand Paul; Suspect allegedly threatened to ‘chop up his family with an ax’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the latest event targeting Republicans for violence, police say Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was the subject of threats against himself and his family.

In a tweet thanking U.S. Capitol Police, Paul said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, “threatened to kill my family and me”.

While police officials refused to comment on the ongoing investigation, Paul, while speaking Monday at an event in Litchfield, Kentucky, opened up about the horrifying event.

“Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” said Paul. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”

The threats against Paul are just the latest in a series leveled against lawmakers and government appointees recently.

Last week, Democratic Representative Maxine Waters came under fire for encouraging her followers to corner members of the Trump administration and other Republicans when they saw them pin public and “push back on them”.

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said while speaking at a rally in Capitol Hill. “You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!”

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‘LOCK HER UP’: Judicial Watch files House Ethics complaint against Maxine Waters for inciting violence and assaults on Trump administration officials

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Judicial Watch) — Judicial Watch today sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) violated House ethics rules by encouraging violence against Trump administration Cabinet members.

Rep. Maxine Waters addressed a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 23, telling a crowd:

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Fu3g1MGHY

In today’s letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics co-chairman, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton writes:

In encouraging individuals to create “crowds” who will “push back” on President Trump’s Cabinet members at private business establishments and in seemingly trying to prevent these Cabinet officials from obtaining basic necessities without fear of assault and violence, Rep. Waters seems to be in violation of House rules, specifically:

A Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House shall conduct himself at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House. [House Rule 23, clause 1.]

We hereby request that the Office of Congressional Ethics conduct a preliminary investigation into whether Rep. Maxine Waters violated House Rules in encouraging attacks on Cabinet officials.

“Rep. Maxine Waters incited violence and assault against members of President Trump’s Cabinet,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is urgent that the House Ethics Office quickly act to hold her accountable for this dangerous incitement.”

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LOCK AND LOAD: Trump aides urged to arm up in wake of threats by Dems

Washington, D.C. (Washington Examiner) — Facing a new wave of potentially dangerous threats, called for by a top Democratic lawmaker, legal and gun experts are calling on top Trump aides to get their concealed carry permit and back it up with a pistol.

“There are simply not enough police in D.C. or Virginia or Maryland to protect all Trump officials at their homes and when they go out to restaurants. Getting a concealed handgun permit would be helpful to protect themselves and their family,” said John R. Lott Jr., president of the influential Crime Prevention Research Center.

“High level officials in the Trump administration, especially if their faces are likely to be recognized by many in the public as a result of appearances on TV, might want to consider applying for a license to carry a concealed weapon in the District of Columbia, and/or other states they frequent, in view of the call by Rep. Maxine Waters for the public to ‘absolutely harass’ these officials in public places, and other recent events indicating the increased danger they are in,” added public interest law professor John Banzhaf.

And Emily Miller, who wrote a book about the difficult process getting a gun permit in “Emily Gets Her Gun,” tweeted, “Trump admin officials can get DC gun carry permits to defend themselves from the crazies who obey Maxine Walters.”

Mark Smith, author of #Duped: How the Anti-gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting – and How Gun Owners Can Fight Back, added, “While I do not think Maxine Waters wishes violence on anyone including on Trump supporters, the reality is her rhetoric that liberals should ‘harass’ Trump supporters could easily be misconstrued by someone predisposed to criminal violence as encouragement to commit violence on Trump supporters and staff.”

He added, “All law-abiding citizens should exercise their Constitutional right to choose whether to own and carry a gun to protect themselves and their families.”

Recent legal decisions have lowered the hurdle for Washington residents to get a concealed carry permit but it can take a long time to get one, unlike in neighboring Virginia.

As a result, Banzhaf suggested Trump aides move now.

“Since the application process, including a detailed background check, can reportedly take some time, they may wish to begin the process now,” he said. “That way, if and when they decide that they should carry a small firearm to protect themselves and/or their families, they will be able to do so. Obviously it will always be their own choice, since having a permit certainly does not require them to carry a gun at all times, or even at any time,” added the George Washington University law professor.

The issue was sparked when three top Trump aides were harassed at restaurants. In the last case, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Lexington, Va., restaurant owned by a Trump critic.

Waters over the weekend told her legion of followers to confront Trump aides.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said Saturday in Los Angeles.

Lott noted that even though it is less hard to get a D.C. carry permit, there are many areas where packing heat is unlawful. “There are so many places in D.C. where you can’t carry, that a permit is of very limited use there,” he told Secrets.

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MAXINE’S MELTDOWN: Democrat Rep. breaks into fit of rage over President Trump

Washington, D.C. — California Congresswoman Maxine Waters suffered a public meltdown this weekend as she broke into a fit of rage over her issues with President Donald Trump.

“We’re in a difficult time in this country,” Waters said during an appearance at a Teamsters rally in Los Angeles.

“We’re almost at a constitutional crisis in the United States of America,” she said. “We’re at a constitutional crisis because we’ve got a president, the likes of which we’ve never seen before,”

“You know, some people think his antics sometimes are funny, sometimes cute, sometimes unusual. And to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s going to learn to become presidential,’” Waters continued, her voice increasing with anger as she spoke.

“That’s a lie!

“He’s never going to be presidential,” Waters shouted, shaking her hands defiantly at her audience, who seemed bewildered by her outburst.

“He’s never going to be presidential because he does not respect the Constitution of the United States of America and he is no friend to organized labor,” Waters continued, seemingly unable to provoke a positive reaction from the crowd.

“Let me just say this: I know that some of our membership in various areas of the country said, ‘Well, you know, we don’t think we’ve gotten a fair shake. We don’t think government has paid enough attention to some of our rural communities and our little towns,’” Waters carried on.

“But I want you to know this: whether it is healthcare, or whether it is food stamps, or whether it is any of the issues dealing with the least of these.

“And whether it’s issues about whether or not our government and our elected officials are going to support the right to organize and support the right to bargain.

“It has not been Republicans,” Waters bellowed, “It is always Democrats. We’ve been there for you. We’re gonna stay there for you. And damn this president! We’re not going to let him destroy organized labor.”

Despite Waters’ efforts, her words likely fell on deaf ears. According to election records, union members backed then-candidate Donald Trump by a 60 percent margin over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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PELOSI’S PLUNDER: MOMENTS AFTER QUESTIONING PRESIDENT’S MENTAL HEALTH, HOUSE LEADER DRAWS A BLANK ON PRESIDENT’S NAME; DAY OF WEEK

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an embarrassing faux pas caught on tape, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday began referencing the wrong president and appeared visibly confused.

Pelosi’s awkward series of blunders began live, on air, just moments after calling into question President Trump’s mental health. While appearing on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’, the 77-year-old began stumbling over her words.

“I am concerned,” Pelosi said on MSNBC, about Trump’s “fitness for office.”

“I think his family should be concerned about his health,” she said. “The fact is that this is hopefully not reparable — he’s the president of the United States.”

“You mean you hope it is reparable?” Joe Scarborough asked, visibly confused by the congresswoman’s poor choice of words. “Yeah, yeah,”, Pelosi replied, seemingly baffled by his need for clarification.

Things only went from bad to worse when two hours later, during a press conference, Pelosi went on to misidentify President Trump as “President Bush” and became frustrated when she couldn’t recall the current date.

After repeatedly referring to president Donald Trump as George Bush, a journalist on scene stepped in to correct the gaffe, interjecting by saying the name “Trump,” but Pelosi appeared oblivious to his comments. Moments later a Pelosi aide emerged from the sidelines and passed the progressive leader a note, notifying her of her error.

Then, moments later, the liberal from California became confused over not only who was president is, but also what day of the week it was.

“I spoke with the speaker a week, a week and a couple days ago, about — oh, no, just last Friday,” she said. “What is today? Is it Friday again?” Aids ended the humiliating fiasco a short time later and Pelosi was quickly escorted out of the room.

This isn’t the first time outspoken Trump critic has raised eyebrows over similar flubs.

In February she made headlines after insisting that, try as she might, she can not work with “President Bush”.

“We’ve seen nothing where we can where — where I can work with President Bush on…” Pelosi said as fellow Democratic Senator Maxine Waters’ face dropped in shock during a press conference. “I’m disappointed because I thought there might be some interest because of what he said in the campaign.”

For the record, the United States has not seen a President Bush in office since January of 2008.

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‘FIRE HIM’: LIBS CALL FOR BILL O’REILLY’S FIRING AFTER ON AIR CRACK ABOUT MAXINE WATERS’ HAIR

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly is under fire after comments he made about Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair went viral.

During a Tuesday morning appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends”, O’Reilly, when asked about Waters’ comments about president Trump’s patriotism while speaking on the House floor, said that he “didn’t hear a word” Waters said because he was too distracted by “the James Brown wig” that she was wearing.

“If we have a picture of James, it’s the same wig,” joked O’Reilly.

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt jumped in to defend Waters after O’Reilly’s remarks.

“I’ve got to defend her on that. I have to defend her on that,” said Earhardt. “You can’t go after a woman’s looks. I think she’s very attractive.”

“I didn’t say she wasn’t attractive,” responded O’Reilly.

“Her hair is pretty,” countered Earhardt.

“I love James Brown, but it’s the same hair. James Brown — all right, the ‘Godfather of Soul’ — had,” said O’Reilly.

In response to the almost instant backlash over his comments, which many in the African-American community declared racist, O’Reilly quickly issued a public apology to the Democratic senator from California.

“As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on ‘Fox and Friends,’ calling her ‘old school,’ ” said O’Reilly in a statement.

“Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair, which was dumb. I apologize.”

By Tuesday afternoon, O’Reilly’s comments had become a top trending topic on Twitter.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid tweeted that the Fox News host crossed a “huge, bright, red line.”

“I seem to recall Don Imus being fired for similar commentary about black women; though in that case, not about a *member of congress*,” she wrote in a flurry of tweets. “A man accused of spousal abuse and sexual harassment is attacking a member of congress in crass racial and gender terms on a major network.”

“I love you, Maxine. I want to see you on The Factor,” O’Reilly said on air. “And when hell freezes over, I’m sure that’ll happen.”

When contacted for statement, a representative for O’Reilly said he will have no further comment on the matter.

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