Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters’ Republican challenger Omar Navarro called for her arrest after she cheerfully told a crowd of sources she’s “taking Trump out.”
Here’s the video of Waters’ comments:
Here’s a transcript of her comments:
“Wow. What a moving evening this is,” she said. “I am sitting here listening, watching, absorbing, thinking about Ali, even though I never met him.”
“And with this kind of inspiration, I will go and take Trump out tonight,” she laughed as the crowd cheered uproariously.
The video is from a benefit gala at the Ali Forney Center in New York City on Oct. 13, but has only recently garnered attention. Forney was a transgender teenager who was murdered in New York City — the gala benefits LGBT charity services.
What did Omar Navarro say about her comments?
The Republican challenger to Waters’ re-election posted on his social media account that she should be arrested, ostensibly for threatening the president.
“I’m calling for the arrest of Maxine Waters,” he tweeted. “Let’s get ready for it.”
I’m calling for the arrest of Maxine Waters. Let’s get ready for it. #VoteNavarro2018??
— Omar Navarro (@RealOmarNavarro) October 23, 2017
Earlier Sunday he called for the Secret Service to demand Waters step down, saying, “Secret Service should call for Maxine Waters immediate resignation after these comments. We don’t need lip service.”
Has Navarro challenged Waters before?
Yes, in her 2016 re-election campaign, she received 75.7 percent of the vote against Navarro.