Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will introduce a resolution to expel Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress “for her continual incitement of violence,” The Hill reported.
The Georgia Republican issued a statement Sunday specifically citing Waters for egging on protesters at a demonstration in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Saturday. Demonstrations erupted in the city last week after police fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.
Waters told reporters over the weekend that protesters needed to “stay on the street” demanding justice until there is genuine police reform, Fox News reported.
The California congresswoman vowed that she is “going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” adding, “We’ve got to get justice in this country, and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
The shooing death of Daunte Wright came at a particularly tense time in Minnesota, with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin currently on trial on murder charges in the death of George Floyd last year, according to the Hill.
Floyd died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest.
Waters told reporters that if Chauvin is not found guilty, “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,” according to Fox News.