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The 29-year-old Republican seeking to oust longtime California Rep. Maxine Waters from her congressional seat in November is seizing on the Democrat’s inflammatory, anti-Trump comments to try to bolster his longshot bid.
“If Congress will not formally censure her, [then] voters have the option to vote for me in November to replace her,” GOP candidate Omar Navarro told Fox News in an email. “It is time for Maxine Waters to leave Congress.”
Waters has not backed down from her weekend comments calling for people to confront members of the Trump administration at gas stations and anywhere else they’re seen in public. President Trump has accused Waters of encouraging people to “harm” his supporters – something Waters claims she did not intend.
With national attention on the controversial comments, Navarro is publicly appealing for Trump’s endorsement.
“I would love an endorsement from the man who inspired me to get in business,” Navarro tweeted Monday. “I read one book The Art of the Deal from @realDonaldTrump.”