Congressman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joined the Todd Starnes Show on Tuesday to discuss Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ calls for the harassment of Trump supporters in public.
Biggs called Waters’ comments disgraceful and said she should resign immediately. Biggs introduced a resolution on Monday to formally censure Waters.
“This kind of inflammatory rhetoric is what gets people hurt and incites people to violence, and that is not being credit on the House of Representatives, and she needs to be censured. I want her to resign actually,” Biggs said.
Starnes agreed, with both noting that the dangerous rhetoric can only divide the nation further.
Waters later doubled down on her comments, adding that she has “no sympathy” for members of the Trump administration.
Starnes called on more Republicans to co-sponsor the resolution and bring it to the floor for a vote.
“Everyone knows that her conduct was indefensible,” Biggs said, calling the current political current climate a “tinder box,” and said Waters was trying to light the match.
“In her mind, she has not done anything wrong,” he concluded. “The only thing that will help her understand the gravity of her words and her actions is a motion to censure.”
Biggs said that the harsh rhetoric un-American, arguing that political discourse in the Unites States should be rational.
Starnes and Biggs agreed that the political tensions reached a high when President Obama made fun of “gun toting, Bible-clingers,” and when former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters “irredeemable deplorables.”