OP-ED: Waters Urges Lawmakers, D.C. Residents, to Remain Safe as Right-Wing Extremists Protest Election Results

By Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43)
Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in advance of the proud boys, oath keepers, other white supremacists and right-wing extremists’ January 6 descent on Washington, D.C.

Congress must take seriously the threat that the President of the United States has created by encouraging his supporters to come to Washington, DC and protest the certification of the electoral votes on January 6, 2020.

“It is commonly known that included in the supporters of the President are the Ku Klux Klan, other white supremacists, the proud boys, the oath keepers, and other right-wing extremist groups that are known for carrying and brandishing guns and engaging in violent behavior.

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