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  2d Session
H. RES. 962

Condemning and censuring Maxine Waters, Representative of California's 
                      43d Congressional District.



                             June 25, 2018

 Mr. Biggs (for himself, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Norman, Mr. Gaetz, and Mr. 
Jody B. Hice of Georgia) submitted the following resolution; which was 
                  referred to the Committee on Ethics



Condemning and censuring Maxine Waters, Representative of California's 
                      43d Congressional District.

Whereas Representative Waters participated in a rally in Los Angeles on June 23, 
        2018, at which she called on the public to harass and attack members of 
        the Trump administration;
Whereas Representative Waters specifically stated, ``Let's make sure we show up 
        wherever we have to show up. 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.'';
Whereas Representative Waters' comments could directly and unnecessarily lead to 
        public unrest, physical violence, and physical injury;
Whereas harassment is never an acceptable method of disagreement;
Whereas elected officials, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise and 
        Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, have already been victims of physical 
        violence rooted in political disagreement;
Whereas at least three members of the Trump administration have already been 
        heckled, called ``fascist'', booed while eating at a restaurant, and 
        asked to leave a restaurant solely over political disagreement, and 
        Representative Waters' comments condone this behavior;
Whereas former President Barack Obama, in response to members of the American 
        public booing politicians with whom they disagreed said, ``Don't boo. 
Whereas Representative Waters' comments do not contribute anything positive to 
        the public dialogue;
Whereas Representative Waters' comments will not be contained to the angry 
        sentiments of one party, but condone the use of physical and emotional 
        violence against anyone for any cause; and
Whereas Representative Waters' comments are in direct conflict with the 
        reputation of the United States as a Nation where individuals have a 
        right to debate their differences civilly, without fear of physical 
        retribution: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That--
            (1) the House of Representatives censures and condemns 
        Maxine Waters for conduct that condones public violence and 
        incites public discord, and is not befitting an elected Member 
        of the House of Representatives; and
            (2) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that 
        Maxine Waters, Representative of California's 43d Congressional 
        District, should--
                    (A) issue a formal apology to the members of the 
                Trump administration and all public officials for 
                endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord;
                    (B) issue a public statement that physical violence 
                and harassment is not an appropriate reaction for 
                members of the public to express disagreement with 
                their elected officials; and
                    (C) immediately resign from office to allow an 
                individual more befitting of the respect of the people 
                of the United States to represent California's 43d 
                Congressional District.