This qualifies as “low-hanging fruit,” but nobody can fault Abraham for snapping it up. It’s actually a bit of a surprise we’ve gone this long before somebody has jumped on what’s one of the best issues Republicans have at present.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, is calling on Congress to censure Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.
Dr. Abraham is an original cosponsor of H. Res. 966, which would formally censure Waters for her comments. The resolution was introduced Tuesday evening by Congressman Ralph Norman, R-SC.
“Maxine Waters comments calling for the harassment of Trump officials is not only uncivilized, it is dangerous. We have seen numerous instances around the country of unhinged liberals lashing out at conservatives because they cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump is the president,” Dr. Abraham said. “Evidently, Waters is the new radical face of the left. The left will take her words as a call to use intimidation and violence against any who oppose their extreme agenda, knowing that their party leaders have their backs. We cannot allow that behavior to continue, and the House should formally condemn her actions.”
H. Res. 966 has five other original cosponsors including Congressmen Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio; Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.; Jeff Duncan, R-SC; Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.; and Todd Rokita, R-Ind.
The full text of the resolution can be found here.
We covered the wonderful Laura Loomer confrontation video yesterday; Waters didn’t come off too well with that one.
What’s fun about Abraham getting in on the Maxine Waters game is the spot it’s going to put some of Louisiana’s Democrats in. One would expect Cedric Richmond to defend Waters, since he’s the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and there would seem to be some obligation to defend one of his members. That wouldn’t serve to ingratiate Richmond to most of the state’s voters but he isn’t going anywhere.
But what about John Bel Edwards, who Abraham (and, it appears, Sen. John Kennedy) will assumedly be running against? Does Edwards think Waters ought to resign or at least be censured? Does Edwards agree with the mounting levels of incivility the Hard Left is putting on display against those with whom they disagree – which is the underlying trend Waters’ utterances illuminated? How does he handle that question? Does he now caution the people of this state to “just get along” after the rather unfriendly treatment he himself has offered to those who opposed his tax hikes at the state legislature this year, or does he join in with the extreme Left in the anti-Trump histrionics in a state where the president’s approval rating hovers in the neighborhood of 55-60 percent?
Luckily for Edwards, the mainstream media in Louisiana wouldn’t dare to ask him that question. Perhaps Abraham – or maybe Kennedy, who of late seems to have some rent-free space in the governor’s head and those of his staff – can elicit something out of the governor. Abraham’s constituents, and the rest of the people in the Bayou State, have a right to know where Louisiana’s most prominent Democrat comes down on the Waters question.