Republicans and conservatives don’t call Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) “Mad Maxine” for nothing.
Waters has said some pretty absurd and outrageous things over her decades of “service” in Congress, including her claim during the 1992 Rodney King riots that some of the looting taking place was justifiable because mothers needed milk and new shoes for their kids.
“One lady said her children didn’t have any shoes. She just saw those shoes there, a chance for all of her children to have new shoes. Godd**n it! It was such a tear-jerker. I might have gone in and taken them for her myself,” Waters told the L.A. Times at the time.
“I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion,” Waters also infamously stated during a pro-abortion march in 2004.
Not much has changed over the years for Mad Maxine. In fact, she has inarguably gotten worse, as evidenced by an appearance she made Saturday on MSNBC’s “Ayman Reports” program, where she told the host, Ayman Mohyeldin, that there are Republican members of the House who are “domestic terrorists.”
Waters made the remarks in response to a question asked by Mohyeldin about whether there was any optimism that there could be police reform in the aftermath of the death of Memphis resident Tyre Nichols three days after he was beaten by five Memphis police officers considering that Republicans now control the House.
“I know that, you know, politicians tried to sound optimistic as much as they can but right now with the leadership that we see in the House, is there any path forward for police reform in Congress after this latest tragic killing? Give it to us straight,” he asked.
“It’s the Marjorie Taylor Greene Republican caucus. And you heard what McCarthy said. He said he just loves her and that he is going to do everything he can to protect her, and she’s saying in so many ways and words that I own him. And so I don’t expect anything from them.
We are going to try to do everything that we possibly can. But I think, you know, that the average American person can see what is going on. We have these right-wing conservatives who are, you know, we have domestic terrorists in the House of Representatives. These people are extremists, and so I am not optimistic that that’s the way that it is going to happen until the people of this country really decide that they don’t want it, and they are not going to elect people who act in the fashion that they act.”
“It’s the Marjorie Taylor Greene Republican Caucus. And so I don’t expect anything from them,”@RepMaxineWaters says on why she’s not optimistic about police reform on a federal level. pic.twitter.com/pUXLUNT7xo
— AYMAN (@AymanMSNBC) January 29, 2023
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who was presumably one of the so-called “domestic terrorists” Waters was referring to, responded accordingly on Twitter by dropping some inconvenient truths on Mad Maxine.
“Maxine Waters says that we have House Republicans who are domestic terrorists. Interesting, as I don’t remember anyone in the House who has called for more violence than Maxine Waters,” Boebert tweeted.
As the Ben Shapiro quote goes, facts don’t care about your feelings, and Boebert was spot on in her response. Remember, Waters was the Congresswoman who unapologetically told far-left agitators during the Trump years to get in the faces of Trump cabinet members and tell them they are not welcome anywhere, ever:
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And 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.”
Waters appeared on MSNBC later in the day to double down on her remarks, saying she has “no sympathy” for members of the Trump administration.
“The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest. They’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the President, ‘No, I can’t hang with you.’”
This is the “unity and healing” party… pic.twitter.com/lLgC2n546N
— Ryann McEnany (@RyannMcEnany) January 13, 2021
And during the 2021 trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, she told an Antifa/BLM-led mob to “get more confrontational” if a guilty of murder verdict wasn’t handed down:
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict and we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd. If nothing does not happen, then we know that we got to not only stay in the street, but we have got to fight for justice,” she added.
Asked what protesters should do if there is no guilty verdict, Waters said protests should continue.
“We 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,” she said.
That same night, someone did get “more confrontational,” firing shots at the Minnesota National Guard.
Maxine Waters called House Republicans domestic terrorists. But it was Maxine Waters who told a mob of ANTIFA rioters to: “get more confrontational.” All Democrats in Congress do is lie to the American people.
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) January 30, 2023
In summary, Mad Maxine, you might want to sit this one out. Or as you once told a group of homeless people in your district, “go home.” Just sayin’.