Abraham calls for censure of Waters

Published 4:20 am Friday, June 29, 2018

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ralph Abraham, R-La., is calling on Congress to censure U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for urging her supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.

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-S.C.

“Maxine Waters’ comments calling for the harassment of Trump officials is not only uncivilized, it is dangerous,” Abraham said. “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.

“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 U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio; U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.; U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.; and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind.