February 22, 2024

Fox News guest says Maxine Waters is encouraging Trump’s assassination

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WASHINGTON, DC – July 12: Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) looks on as Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Committee about the State of the economy on July 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yellen said the Federal Reserve expects to begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion bond stimulus later this year. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

On Monday, a guest on Fox News suggested that Rep. Maxine Waters was encouraging her followers to take steps toward assassinating President Donald Trump.

Conservative commentator Lawrence Jones pointed to Waters’ comments in which she said “I will go and take Trump out tonight” and suggested that she was inciting violence. He also pointed to the shooting over the summer in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was left in critical condition when a shooter targeted Republicans at a baseball game.

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“I’m a free speech person and I’m a libertarian, but when you incite violence that should be investigated,” Jones said. “I’m not so concerned about Maxine Waters; I’m concerned about the people that listen to her—the people that tried to assassinate Republican congressmen at a baseball field. This is the type of behavior that sends these people out to assassinate Republicans.”

Democratic strategist Michael Starr Hopkins replied that he believed Waters, who had been incredibly outspoken about the push to impeach Trump, was speaking about impeachment and not assassination. But Jones wasn’t having it.

“’Hey, let’s go get the president,’ that’s essentially what she was saying,” Jones insisted. “It’s pretty clear what she said. She could have said impeachment if she wanted impeachment. She talked about essentially assassinating the president.”



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