A measure was introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday calling for an official censure against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) after she called for the public harassment of members of the Trump administration.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said he felt a responsibly to introduce the resolution after Waters essentially incited “people to come after and attack members of the president’s cabinet.”
Biggs told The Hill, “Everybody agrees that it was just highly objectionable what she did.”
During a speech to supporters, Waters called on people to target and harass members of the Trump administration wherever they go.
"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.
In his official statement, Biggs reminded Americans that it’s been just a year since a left-wing gunman opened fired on Republicans during a baseball practice, critically wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
“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.
He added, “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.”
The Republican argued people “have the right to debate their differences civilly, without fear of retribution,” something Waters clearly doesn’t understand.
Further, Waters has apparently been reported to the Secret Service.
Even Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer blasted Waters for her comments.
"In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea," Pelosi tweeted.
Schumer went as far as to call Waters's comments "un-American."
Should Waters resign from Congress?