- The Washington Times
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The backlash over Rep. Maxine Waters’ call to “push out” Trump officials from public spaces continued to grow Tuesday from fellow representatives in the House.

South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that about 100 members of the House were pushing Speaker Paul D. Ryan to censure Ms. Waters after her controversial speech went viral.

“We are calling for Speaker Ryan to make a public statement on the House floor to call attention to this type of activity. It’s unfair, it’s unfounded. He is well aware of the problems, and as of an hour ago, we made it loud and clear,” he said.

Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs formally submitted a resolution to censure Ms. Waters Monday night.

“Representative Waters’ comments could directly and unnecessarily lead to public unrest, physical violence, and physical injury,” the document read.

Ms. Waters continues to be criticized for telling a cheering crowd to pressure members of the Trump administration to leave public spaces.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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