Rep. Maxine Waters Calls GOP House Members "Domestic Terrorists"
Authored by Naveen Anthrapully via The Epoch Times,
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has characterized Republican lawmakers as “domestic terrorists” and “extremists,” insisting that she hopes people won’t continue to elect them, a statement that attracted criticism from Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).
Waters was asked about the prospect of police reform in Congress during an interview for “Ayman” on MSNBC on Saturday.
“It’s the Marjorie Taylor Greene Republican Caucus. And so I don’t expect anything from them,”@RepMaxineWaters says on why she’s not optimistic about police reform on a federal level. pic.twitter.com/pUXLUNT7xo— AYMAN (@AymanMSNBC) January 29, 2023
She called GOP members of Congress the “Marjorie Taylor Greene Republican caucus” and insisted that she doesn’t expect any police reform on the federal level.
“We have these right-wing conservatives who are, you know... we have domestic terrorists in the House of Representatives. These people are extremists,” she said.
“So I am not optimistic that that is the way that it is going to happen until the people of this country really decide that they do not want it, and they are not going to elect people who act in the fashion that they act.”
In March of last year, Waters was one of three Democrats who sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking for a review of how “domestic violent extremists” and “homegrown violent extremists” fund their activities.
Boebert criticized Waters for her comments.
“Maxine Waters says that we have House Republicans who are domestic terrorists,” Boebert posted on Twitter on Monday. “Interesting, as I don’t remember anyone in the House who has called for more violence than Maxine Waters.”
In April 2021, Waters told protesters to “get more confrontational” and “make sure that they know that we mean business” if the officer accused of killing of George Floyd in 2020 was acquitted.
Constructing a Threat of Domestic Terrorism
Since Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorism has been pushed by the mainstream media as a widespread threat facing the United States.
In September, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) revealed information from an FBI whistleblower who alleged that the FBI was “manipulating” case files related to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach to make it seem like America has a bigger domestic terrorism problem than it actually does.
“The manipulative casefile practice creates false and misleading crime statistics,” the whistleblower alleged, according to Jordan.
“Instead of hundreds of investigations stemming from a single, black swan incident at the Capitol, FBI and DOJ officials point to significant increases in domestic violent extremism and terrorism around the United States.”
According to the whistleblower, a Washington task force identifies “potential subjects” related to the Jan. 6 case and possible locations where they might reside. The task force then sends “information packets” to several local field offices around the country, asking them to open investigations.
As a result, even though the multiple field offices are only investigating a single incident, it creates the illusion that these threats are present in jurisdictions across the nation, Jordan said.
In testimony to the House Judiciary Committee in July, Assistant Attorney General Matt Olsen admitted that the rising domestic terrorism cases over the previous two years can mostly be traced to a single incident—the Jan. 6 breach.
“That number does include the Jan. 6 cases, and there, of course, we have over 800 arrests of individuals—not all of them are characterized as domestic violent extremists, to be clear, but many are,” Olsen said. “Those do account for at least a significant portion of that jump over the past two years in the number of investigations.”
Left-Wing Domestic Terrorism Push
In March 2022, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) touted the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 as necessary to combat “white supremacists.”
The push to link conservatism with domestic terrorism is penetrating schools as well. In September 2021, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) wrote a letter to the Department of Justice calling for an investigation into parents under domestic terrorism laws.
The parents had attended school board meetings to object to school policies like COVID-19 restrictions and the teaching of critical race theory, which the NSBA equated with “domestic terrorism.”
The letter argued that “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat.”
The organization subsequently apologized for the letter.