Rep. Maxine Waters has made it clear that she wants the Trump administration to go, and she’s willing to use any means possible to do it.
Now, a group of petitioners has made it clear they want Waters to go — and they’re using the White House’s website to get their way.
Waters made news over the weekend after she called for physically resistance of members of the administration’s Cabinet members in a speech delivered at a Los Angeles immigration rally.
“Let’s make sure we show up, wherever we have to show up,” Waters said.
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: "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." pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you cause a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome — anymore, anywhere,” Waters said. “We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents, the children are suffering.
“Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this,” she concluded.
This was clearly a threat — and a group of angry conservatives decided to take to the White House’s petition website to say that enough was enough.
“It’s time for Maxine Waters to go,” the petition reads.
“Waters has crossed a dangerous line, calling for attacks and violence against all Trump officials.
“What Waters said, when she called on Americans to ‘push back’ against Trump officials, and make it impossible for them to shop, eat out, or go to gas stations, is one of the most irresponsible statements anyone could have said, let alone a so-called Democrat leader,” the petition adds.
“It is especially dangerous to call for public attacks at a time in our country when liberals are so wildly unhinged and violent, have no control over their emotions and are brainwashed by fake news and hoodwinked by lying, sleazy politicians like Maxine Waters.
“Under the circumstances, censure is not enough for Maxine Waters.
“Waters should face expulsion for what she’s done.”
The White House will have to respond if the petition receives 100,000 signatures by July 25. Considering it’s already received close to 32,000 signatures in one day, that shouldn’t be an issue.
However, a petition isn’t enough to remove a member. Expulsion from Congress requires an investigation and then a two-thirds vote — something that Waters isn’t likely to be subjected to.
Still, it’s a great opportunity to make your voice heard and let the Democrats know just how unacceptable this is.
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