Since Jan. 6, lawmakers in Congress have been dealing with the fallout of the storming of the U.S. Capitol building.
Republicans and Democrats largely differ along their party lines in how the nation should move forward.
Some politicians on both sides have come out and publicly acknowledged former President Donald Trump had at least been somewhat responsible for inciting his crowd of supporters.
But there are always those outliers in Congress pushing for the extreme.
Enter Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
She’s the latest liberal calling for the harshest punishment possible.
In fact, Waters wants Trump charged with premeditated murder.
That’s not a typo.
She appeared on MSNBC, saying:
“He absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost for this invasion with his insurrection,” she told the network.
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“For the president of the United States to sit and watch the invasion and the insurrection and not say a word because he knew he had absolutely initiated it – and as some of them said, ‘he invited us to come. We’re here at the invitation of the President of the United States.'”
Rumors that the former president could be tried for criminal offenses swirled shortly after the storming — though many critics, experts, and pundits had largely discussed the potential of more minor charges.
But with premeditated murder, Maxine is out on a limb with this one.
Waters even wants to pursue those formerly in Trump’s circle.
“… there’s information that some of the planning came out of individuals working in his campaign,” she told MSNBC. “We have to fight as hard as we can to see to it that there’s some justice.”
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But, it’s almost funny that she’s so concerned with rhetoric now, seeing as how she encouraged violence on Trump’s Cabinet not so long ago.
“And 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,” she said in 2018.
“And you push back on them.”
“And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
The Horn editorial team