Maxine Waters Embarrasses Marjorie Greene During Sunday TV Appearance

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During an appearance on MSNBC’s The Sunday Show over the weekend, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) tore into recent antics from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). Specifically, Waters reacted to Greene’s proposal to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle Rittenhouse — the teenager who shot and killed two people at a protest last year and was recently acquitted at the conclusion of his trial on homicide charges. Rittenhouse claimed self-defense, and he’s become some kind of demented folk hero for certain interests on the political right.

Waters characterized Greene’s stunt as outrageous, but she also observed how it fits right in with the patterns of behavior that the Georgia Congresswoman has established. As Waters put it:

‘That’s how ridiculous [Greene] is… But that is typical of who she is and how she acts and what she will say. She has no respect for anything, anybody, the Constitution, the Congress of the United States. So we can expect anything from this crazy woman.’

Greene is not the only far-right member of Congress to have rushed to show support for Rittenhouse. Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) have all proposed giving Rittenhouse a Congressional internship — leading Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) to call for their expulsion from the House, although unfortunately, such would require the agreement of two-thirds of the chamber. Far too many Republicans would be needed to hit such a mark to make the move a reasonable possibility. Generally, Congressional Republicans don’t exactly come through on issues of integrity.

On MSNBC, Waters also addressed recent comments from House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who criticized her calls for “confrontation” surrounding anti-police brutality protests. Confrontation does not automatically mean violence — rather, it’s a concept that even Martin Luther King, Jr. himself repeatedly employed. As Waters put it, discussing the Republicans going after her:

‘First of all, they don’t have any good information. They don’t care. They would like to make me the point of violence. Anybody that listened to what I had to say knew that, yes, I support protests; yes, I support freedom of speech; yes, confrontation is one of the tactics that was taught by Martin Luther King to deal with racism, to deal with discrimination. And so, I’m not worried about what [McCarthy] has to say. He’s trying to make up a story… and this somehow will give them the opportunity to say that Democrats are not being equal in the way that they deal with the violence question.’

Check out Waters’s comments below: