For those of you who haven’t seen this yet, it’s something of a treat in that it shows exactly what you get when you ask one of the Democrats’ most aggressive radicals – that being Maxine Waters – some pointed questions about the crazy things she says.
And in Waters’ case that scrutiny is well-deserved, seeing as though she recently told her supporters to harass (and worse) supporters and cabinet officials of the Trump administration in their daily lives.
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
Waters’ questioner in this case is Laura Loomer, who’s a veteran of James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas and a correspondent for Rebel Media. Loomer is one of the more entertaining provocateurs on what some describe as the “alt-right” – she was the one who disrupted the Shakespeare In The Park production of Julius Caesar for having staged the assassination of Caesar as that of President Trump, and in January she rode the service elevator at Mandalay Bay casino (that was the service elevator supposedly used by mass killer Stephen Paddock) 32 times without being noticed by hotel security, among other media stunts.
Now Loomer takes on Waters, who has made herself a disgrace with a pattern of unhinged statements nobody in the political mainstream would be able to survive as a member of Congress making. The results are as you’d expect…
Notice all the smiles from Waters’ staffers at the end? They’ve shut Loomer down and they’re proud of it.
But while this is a nice little expose’ of how little intellectual candlepower Waters has – she’s got nothing to say other than an invitation to come to her office to discuss her statements, an invitation which is quite obviously going to go unfulfilled if Loomer attempts to go through Waters’ scheduler – it’s unlikely going to be the end of the controversy.
For example there was this yesterday…
A House Republican on Monday introduced a measure to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and called on her to resign following her comments calling on Democrats to publicly confront officials in the Trump administration.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said the California Democrat’s comments do “not become somebody who’s in Congress,” arguing disciplinary action is appropriate.
“So we just introduced it, we have some co-sponsors, but what she did was to basically incite people to come after and attack members of the president’s cabinet,” Biggs told The Hill. “And also spread that out to more people.”
The measure calls on the congresswoman to resign, issue a formal apology to administration officials “for endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord” and release a statement that neither harassment nor violence is an appropriate form of protest.
Waters defended her remarks on Monday, but encouraged peaceful protest.
“I have nothing to do with the way people decide to protest. Protest is the democratic way as long as it is peaceful,” Waters said. “I believe in peaceful protest. It is guaranteed to you in a democracy.”
Five members of Congress have signed on to the motion to censure so far.
“Everybody agrees that it was just highly objectionable what she did,” Biggs said.
The censure motion can probably get a majority, though it will be interesting to see if any Democrats sign on to it. That so few of them will is a political winner for the GOP in this fall’s elections, because nothing is better for the party’s hopes of holding a House majority than to make crazy Maxine Waters the face of Congressional Democrats this year.
And it’s the refusal to police their own delegation which opens them up to the kind of scrutiny, ridicule and media provocations Waters is currently under. Especially when mainstream conservatives who generally don’t like these sorts of confrontations are beginning to come around to them after years of enduring the Left’s mounting incivility.