Like Old Faithful dependably spewing hot gas at regular intervals, came Rep. Maxine Waters. With violent rioters burning America’s cities, looting businesses and threatening police and citizens, Waters decided the time was right to pour some more gasoline on the wildfire. Minneapolis authorities are urging calm before the Derek Chauvin verdict comes in, but Waters egged the mob on, declaring, “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
FYI: This is the oath of office Waters took as a member of Congress: “I, ___, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” Out of curiosity, how does inciting mobs to violence in place of respecting due process rights and the rule of law jibe with defending the Constitution?
Of course, this is hardly new for Mad Maxine. During the Trump Administration, and even after the near-murder of Rep. Steve Scalise, she was still urging leftist lunatics to confront Trump officials and drive them from public places. My own daughter Sarah and her family had to leave a restaurant because of this kind of vicious partisan nuttery.
Even as her words were being widely reported, news came that someone opened fire on a Minnesota National Guard security team. Two Guard members were struck; fortunately, their injuries are minor, but that’s no thanks to Maxine and her malignant mouth.
It is beyond me not only how someone in a position of such high responsibility can continue to speak and act so dangerously and irresponsibly, or how her colleagues can sit silently by and when called on their silence, actually try to defend the indefensible. I am a Trump supporter, but when I thought his rhetoric went too far, I called him out on it. And as far as I know, he’s never called for violence in the streets. If he had, it would be 24/7 news. Democrats blamed him for the Capitol riot just for telling his supporters to protest peacefully. Imagine if he’d said what Waters said.
There are calls from House Republicans for Waters to be expelled, but I don’t expect the same Democrats who impeached Trump on a false charge of inciting a riot to hold her to account for actually doing it.