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Maxine Waters' District Is 47% Hispanic, and Now Hispanic Repub's Targeting Her

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U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters made her case to win the 2018 Most Deranged Democrat Award with a speech Saturday urging mobs to harass members of the Trump administration wherever they go.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” the California Democrat yelled during a rally in Los Angeles. “And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!”

Her remarks came after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was denied service at one restaurant and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of another.

Waters has been making wacky statements since she was first elected to Congress in 1990: She has called for the socialization of oil companies, described flag waving as “outrageous behavior” and declared that Republicans should be forced to “walk the plank.”

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The congresswoman, who will be 80 in August, also has called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on multiple occasions, including last month after he pulled the nation out of predecessor Barack Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear deal.

Waters is now running for her 14th term in the House of Representatives and seems like a shoo-in to keep her job in the heavily Democratic 43rd District.

But her opponent, Republican Omar Navarro, isn’t shying away from the challenge.

The 29-year-old Hispanic Trump supporter hopes the GOP and conservatives across the country will rally behind him in his effort to send Waters packing. According to Fox News, the National Republican Congressional Committee doesn’t plan to get involved in the race.

Waters’ reckless rants about targeting political opponents drew a rebuke from even some of her most liberal colleagues, but Navarro believes she deserves a more serious consequence.

Do you think Omar Navarro can beat Maxine Waters?

“If Congress will not formally censure her, [then] voters have the option to vote for me in November to replace her,” he told Fox News. “It is time for Maxine Waters to leave Congress.”

One thing working in Navarro’s favor is the racial makeup of the 43rd District: It’s 47 percent Hispanic and just 24 percent black.

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While that advantage didn’t help him much in his 2016 campaign against Waters — she won with 76 percent of the vote to Navarro’s 24 — her unapologetic incitement of hate mobs, combined with the country’s booming economy under Trump and the GOP, might be enough to make voters consider alternatives.

“I had faith after Trump won that … we could topple someone like Maxine and win,” he told the Los Angeles Times last November. “That’s the reality of life. There are always upsets.”

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Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He has worked as an editor or reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years.
Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He was born in Baltimore and grew up in Maryland. He graduated from the University of Miami (he dreams of wearing the turnover chain) and has worked as an editor and reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years. Todd started at The Miami News (defunct) and went on to work at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times, The Baltimore Sun and Space News before joining Liftable Media in 2016. He and his beautiful wife have two amazing daughters and a very old Beagle.
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