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OPINION

Republicans Should Demand Maxine Waters Resign as Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services

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Now that the Mueller investigation is over and found no Trump collusion with Russia, Republicans serving on the House Intelligence Committee have called for the resignation of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) as chair. Their demand is reasonable. Schiff has spent over two years advancing the theory that Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

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Schiff’s house of cards is collapsing, along with his countless appearances on CNN and MSNBC.

In a prepared statement, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) told Schiff: “We have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your constitutional responsibility, and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee.”

House Republicans were right to demand Schiff’s resignation, but they shouldn’t stop there.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who became chair of the House Committee on Financial Services after the 2018 midterm elections, should be held to the same standard. She should resign as chair, and Republicans who serve on the Committee on Financial Services should demand it.

Waters has worked hard to earn her embarrassing distinction as a promoter of the Russia collusion theory.

Just like Schiff, Waters has been a regular guest on CNN and MSNBC for over two years, and her appearances had nothing to do with the people of her district, who she was elected to represent.

She was there simply to provide hope to progressives who dreamed of a day when Trump would be led out of the White House in handcuffs.

She confirmed the bias of many leftists who believe to this day that the 2016 election of Trump was invalid, and the liberal media indulged her at every turn.

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Maxine Waters not only advanced the theory that Trump colluded with Russia to win the presidency, but she also urged people to harass members of the Trump administration in public.

In a 2018 video which went viral, Waters called for the confrontation of Trump administration officials “in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station.”

And nothing has changed.

Last week, when the news of the Mueller investigation’s findings broke, suggesting there was no collusion with Russia, Waters said on Joy Reid’s MSNBC program, “This is not the end of anything.”

It should be.

If Adam Schiff should resign his chair on the House Intelligence Committee, and he should, Maxine Waters should resign her chair on the House Committee on Financial Services.

House Republicans and average Americans who frequent restaurants, department stores and “gasoline stations” should demand nothing less.

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