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‘I was shot because of this kind of dangerous rhetoric’: Scalise slams Waters for recent comments

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) blasted Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) for recent comments she made which Republicans have argued amount to inciting violence.

“Let’s be clear: Maxine Waters knew her rhetoric would incite violence in Minneapolis—but she doesn’t care, she just requests police escorts for herself,” Scalise tweeted Monday.

The Louisiana Republican also brought up how he was shot during a 2017 Republican practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, saying, “I was shot because of this kind of dangerous rhetoric. Where is the outrage from Dems & the media? They need to condemn this.”

This past weekend, Waters visited Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to join the ongoing protests against the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police officer. While there, the 15-term congresswoman commented on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the May 2020 death of George Floyd that sparked protests across the nation and the world against police brutality and systemic racism.

RELATED: DC National Guard will be unarmed in response to expected protests as verdict in Derek Chauvin trial looms

“[Protestors] got to stay on the street and we have got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational,” Waters said about if Chauvin is acquitted on murder charges. “We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

She also said that protestors “have got to fight for justice.”

While Republicans across the board have been criticizing Waters for her comments, high-profile Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) have defended her.

“No [she shouldn’t apologize], Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the Civil Rights movement,” Pelosi told reporters on Monday, according to The New York Post. She also accused Republicans of taking Waters’ comments out of context.

Waters has stood by her comments, telling The Grio: “I am nonviolent.”

“Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us, basically calling us violent — any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that, how this is a time for [Republicans] to raise money on [Democrats’] backs,” she said.

On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that he intends to introduce a resolution to censure the California Democrat, tweeting: “This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.”

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Run Gen Z founder: Conservatives must win back America’s youth

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Run GenZ founder Joe Mitchell joined The Sara Carter Show podcast to discuss how America’s youth have been hijacked by the radical left and what can be done to win them back.

Mitchell, who was the youngest person to be elected to the Iowa House at 21, admitted that many of the people he attended college with considered themselves to be radically progressive socialists. He added that for many of those students the radicalization didn’t occur at home but on campus.  If parents aren’t teaching their children, most of that conversion for the Gen Z generation (known as Zoomers) will then take place on college campuses, and in many cases as far back as elementary school.

“I believe that has happened within our school systems and universities, we’ve seen this progression toward Marxism,” Carter agreed, but noted that like Mitchell, there is a growing movement of young conservative activists as well.

However, it won’t be easy. A recent Morning Consult poll found that only 16% of Gen Z were proud to live in America. It’s an abysmal number, said Mitchell.

Mitchell found that post-college he was able to connect with many young professionals who are a part of  a small but growing Gen Z generation. Moreover, he said groups such as Turning Point USA and CPAC, allow younger conservative adults the ability to make connections and network with similar people. It was part of the reason why he founded Run Gen Z, which is an organization that “empowers and mentors young conservatives to run for office.

In fact, Mitchell , was elected at the age of 21, when he first Iowa’s 84th House
District which is located in the southeast region of the state.

The biggest battle for Mitchell is how radicalization of the youth and young adults, he said.

“Even just trying to get them to the middle of the aisle” is difficult, he told Carter.

The issues confronted by the youth in current American culture is that they have -for the most part – been  radicalized by the left, he said.  There are exceptions to this but it’s a rarity, Mitchell said.  He described  of his good friends is a leftist and easy to have discussions with.

Mitchell was asked by his friend about the bans on CRT and LGBTQ+ in the school systems and said, “Don’t you think its crazy that you guys voted for that?”

Mitchell responded with, “Think about when you were in elementary, when you were in middle and high school. I went to school in a small town with maybe two people of color in a small class of 30.” Mitchell continued to say, “We learned about the terrible things of what we did to folks that were in slavery, the reconstruction era and the Jim Crow era.”

Mitchell goes on to tell his friend that that wasn’t what they were banning in Iowa in regards to CRT they are banning the “radicalized agenda” that CRT has.  Mitchell stated that the curriculum in the USA is “written by people who hate America.”

Sara responded with, “It’s normalizing systemic racism… It driving a wedge between our children, between our family. Its almost as if there is an effort to break down our culture, our nation and our principles.”

To hear more you can find The Sara Carter show podcast on Itunes, Spotify, and Radio First America. You can also find full episodes of The Sara Carter Show podcast on her youtube page.

The hyperlink attached till take you straight there, make sure you hit that like, subscribe and follow button to keep up to date with Sara’s latest podcasts and more! Also make sure to check you go give her socials a follow to, @Scarterdc for instagram and @saracarterdc for her twitter.

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