Reps. Maxine Waters defended her Saturday call for Americans to confront Trump administration employees in public places, saying the president has been “advocating pure violence” since his 2016 presidential campaign.
“If you want to talk about civility, you start with the president of the United States,” said Waters, ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, at the panel’s Wednesday hearing.
Waters listed several occasions when Trump called on his supporters to use violence against protestors and critics during campaign rallies, and called on Republicans to condemn him for his comments.
“You implore him not to continue to promote violence, not to continue to promote divisiveness and then I think he would be a better example,” Waters said.
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