A freshman representative called out Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday after the House Speaker referred to her as “that woman,” and asked the GOP congresswoman to apologize for her statements regarding Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Rep. Lisa McClain took a wrecking ball to Nancy Pelosi on Monday on the House floor over her hypocritical treatment of Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (CA), who traveled from Washington DC to Minneapolis to address BLM/Antifa rioters, called for them to become more “confrontational,” and to stay on the streets. Waters demanded that the group of hostile agitators not accept anything less than a guilty conviction in the trial of ex-officer Derek Chauvin.
During the appearance on “The Faulkner Focus,” a Michigan representative said that “Speaker Pelosi, you need to learn this woman’s name and that’s Lisa McClain.”
McClain asserted that Pelosi holds her party to a “lower standard” by defending Waters’ recent comments in Minneapolis while Republicans such as Marjorie-Taylor Greene and former President Donald Trump faced varying degrees of consequences for their speech.
“The Democrats have set a standard and all I’m asking is Madam Speaker, don’t you think we both should play by the same rules?” McClain asked.
McClain said that despite Pelosi’s comments she will continue to fight to “expose” the double standards exhibited by members of Congress.
The GOP congresswoman also criticized Waters directly, claiming that she found it difficult to “misinterpret” the California representative’s comments urging protesters to become more “confrontational.”
“Words do matter,” McClain said.
Every single Republican House member voted for Maxine Waters to be censured, while every Democrat in the House voted against Waters being censured. The censure resolution against Maxine Waters was rejected, thanks to a Democrat majority that always sticks together, no matter how serious the act committed by a fellow member of their party.
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One freshman congresswoman was not about to sit back and allow the Democrat Speaker of the House to cover for Maxine Waters and her repeated calls for violence against anyone with whom she disagrees, with a challenge. In only one minute, McClain took a wrecking ball to Nancy. She pointed out Pelosi’s hypocrisy. Pelosi ignored Waters’ dangerous call for violence, only months after trying to impeach Trump for the January 6th incident, when he never called for violence.
“If this were reversed, if this was said by a Republican, you know Mrs Madame Speaker that the majority of this chamber would move to strip that representative from their committees and possibly vote to remove that person from Congress,” McClain said.
Anyone who plays back the tape of President Trump’s speech can see he never incited violence, but they certainly can’t say the same about Maxine Waters.
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