Marjorie Taylor Greene to introduce resolution to expel Maxine Waters
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) announced on Sunday that she plans to introduce a resolution to expel Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) from Congress.
Greene in a statement on Sunday said that she will “be introducing a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence.”
The Republican lawmaker specifically targeted Waters for speaking to protesters at a demonstration in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Saturday. Protests broke out in the city last week after police fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11.
Waters told reporters on Saturday that she is “going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” adding, “We’ve got to get justice in this country, and we cannot allow these killings to continue,” Fox News reported.
The killing of Daunte Wright comes as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial on murder charges in the death of George Floyd last year. Floyd died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest.
Asked about Chauvin’s trial, Waters told reporters that if Chauvin is not found guilty, “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,” according to Fox News, in addition to making other comments on the trial and police brutality in the U.S.
Greene on Sunday claimed that Waters’s comments “led to more violence and a drive by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning.”
Two guardsman were injured early Sunday morning when a gunman fired at a Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department neighborhood security team, the Minnesota National Guard said.
However, National Guard officials did not provide any immediate evidence of who fired at the law enforcement officials or a connection to Waters’s comments.
The Hill has reached out to Waters’s office for comment.
Greene previously announced she would file articles of impeachment against President Biden just one day after he was sworn into office. She said that the articles accused Biden of abusing his power while serving as vice president by allowing his son Hunter Biden to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.
The president has repeatedly denied that his son’s position tinged policymaking during the Obama administration. An investigation by Senate Republicans also found no wrongdoing from either Biden.
Later in January, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) announced he would be introducing a resolution to expel Greene from Congress.
Neither resolution went anywhere, but the House voted in February to strip Greene of her committee assignments after she previously endorsed violence against Democratic politicians, the QAnon conspiracy theory and other racist dogma.
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