Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy is telling Americans to “turn off auntie Maxine” from their televisions because she is only saying “crazy as hell things.”
During an interview on Fox News, Gowdy was asked about the looming verdict in the case against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the May 2020 death of George Floyd.
Gowdy was also asked about California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters, whom he referred to as “auntie Maxine,” and her threatening comments over the weekend during protests in Minnesota.
“Dana, you got Cedric Richmond and so many of my colleagues I never agreed with on anything but they would say because they’re lawyers they would say let’s respect the system,” Gowdy began.
“You are welcome to disagree with the verdict but creating more innocent victims does nothing to honor the memory of George Floyd,” Gowdy added.
“Maxine Waters has a history of speaking and saying what can only be described as crazy as hell things,” Gowdy continued.
He added: “So I would tell people to turn off Auntie Maxine and focus on members of Congress who feel strongly about the justice system. Tim Scott feels strongly about the justice system. Go see if he is calling on people to confront innocent folks to prove some larger point.”
Waters was heard at a protest for Floyd and for Daunte Wright, who was also killed in a confrontation with police.
“I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that says guilty guilty guilty,” she said. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
She made it known that she was referring to a murder conviction and no less than that.
When reporters asked what people should do if there was not a guilty verdict she said, “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.”
This weekend the 82-year-old representative told a crowd of protesters that they need to be “more confrontational” if former police officer Derek Chauvin is not found guilty of murder in his trial, after killing George Floyd.
“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week,” House Minority Leader and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy said on Twitter.
This came after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican firebrand, said that she would bring a proposal to have Rep. Waters removed from Congress this week.
“Very soon I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel @RepMaxineWaters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people. Rep Waters is a danger to our society,” she said.
“After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and drive-by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning.
“As a sitting United States, Congresswoman @MaxineWaters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty. This is also an abuse of power,” she said.
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