Today's House Vote on Censuring Maxine Waters Just Proves the Worst About Democrats

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I wrote earlier today about reports that there might be some Democrat defectors in the House who would be willing to go along with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s attempt at censuring Rep. Maxine Waters over comments she made this past weekend in Minnesota about the Derek Chauvin trial that Republicans said could incite violence.

“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,” Waters urged demonstrators during a Saturday march over the officer-involved shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. Waters was specifically talking about what “protesters” should do in the event Chauvin was acquitted.

Well, Chauvin has been found guilty on all charges. Waters, however, was let off the hook in the last hour by her fellow Democrats in the House, who voted to block McCarthy’s censure resolution in a party-line vote:

Rep. Steve Scalise, who survived a June 2017 assassination attempt by a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter, got right to the heart of the matter:

It should be noted that Waters has a history of highly incendiary rhetoric, which her party continues to let her get away with:

This was also the same party that voted back in January to impeach President Trump, in part, on charges that he “incited” a mob of rally attendees to attack the Capitol:

In a weird way, Republicans should thank Waters for once again handing them gifts they can use against her party in the 2022 elections, on the “defund the police” front and on the hypocrisy front. Because if Trump can be impeached for the Capitol riots after telling a crowd of supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” march to the Capitol and then later that “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” it only makes sense that Waters should be censured for urging an already-agitated mob to “get more confrontational,” which may prove to be what ended up happening.

That Waters wasn’t censured for her latest round of encouraging radical leftists to be confrontational shows the absolute worst kind of hypocrisy in Democrats, and Republicans should make sure to routinely remind people of that from now until Election Day 2022.

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