Republican Omar Navarro is trying again to unseat Rep. Maxine Waters, but this time, he has a new set of
Now a group of major GOP donors that spent millions on ads to elect President Trump also plans to take on the Los Angeles congresswoman in next year’s midterm election.
Either Trump supporters see a path to victory in a southern Los Angeles district where 60% of voters are registered Democrats, or they just want to punish one of the president’s most vocal detractors, a longtime legislator who is a darling of anti-Trump liberals.
Far-right rising star Navarro says it’s a bit of both.
“I had faith after Trump won that … we could topple someone like Maxine and win,” said the 28-year-old former car salesman who grew up in the district. “That’s the reality of life. There are always upsets.”
The 78-year-old Waters, who gained national recognition when she began calling for Trump’s impeachment, has achieved icon status and a nickname: Auntie Maxine. She has long been a conservative target for her no-holds-barred critiques of GOP policy, but the newfound fame made her an even bigger source of derision.
“She certainly doesn’t represent my opinion, or even come close to representing the administration’s views … and frankly is very caustic in the way she approaches the policy positions the administration has put out,” said Laurance Gay, managing director of Rebuilding America Now, the super PAC that says it plans to spend an undetermined amount on Waters’ race. “Some of our supporters whom I’ve talked to both in California and around the country would like to see her not in Congress.”
On paper, it is unlikely a Republican could win the predominantly Latino and black district that includes much of southern Los Angeles along the 110 Freeway, including Torrance and Inglewood. Just 14% of voters there are registered Republicans, and the district overwhelmingly backed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Waters, who is African American, won her last few elections with more than 70% of the vote, including when she beat Navarro last year.
Though Navarro, a Latino, said he sees a path to winning by appealing to the district’s growing Latino population, the candidate has made opposition to Waters a centerpiece of his campaign, relying on Republicans’ dislike of her to raise thousands of dollars every time he appears on Jones’ digital “Infowars” show and conservative media outlets.
“If people really want to take a jab at Maxine Waters and everything she’s saying against President Trump, donate to my campaign,” Navarro said on “Infowars” shortly after he announced his candidacy in late May.
“It’s who he’s running against obviously [that] is the big issue here, whether he wins or not,” Jones, who is known for saying the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary Schoolwas staged to promote gun control and other theories, said on the episode.
Navarro has latched onto anti-Waters and pro-Trump enthusiasm to become a bit of a darling himself during the last year. He livestreams video from Republican book signings and rallies across the country, posting constantly on social media and tagging prominent conservative figures.
Navarro’s digital savvy — he has nearly 100,000 Twitter followers — drew the interest of Stone, a longtime Republican operative who worked on Trump’s campaign and is advising Navarro.
“Maxine Waters is one of the most irritating critics of the president,” Stone said. “It’s a symbolic race in a sense.”
Navarro’s campaign stunts have won him even more attention. Video that included a mariachi band playing as he announced his bid in front of Waters’ home has garnered hundreds of thousands of views. Navarro called for the Secret Service to arrest Waters for saying at an LGBTQ event that she would “take Trump out tonight.”
She told CNN she was merely referring to impeaching Trump, and speculated about the motives of the people she thinks are teaming up against her.
“Those people who are so opposed to my leadership on impeachment are organizing — the right wing, the white nationalists, the KKK — they’ve organized an effort to try and, of course, defeat me in my election coming up and to discredit me,” she said.
Waters did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Controversial former Sheriff Arpaio, who was convicted of a crime related to alleged racial profiling of Latinos and pardoned by Trump, hosted a $125-a-ticket fundraiser for Navarro at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes last month. The event ended with a skit in which a Waters impersonator who was wearing a wig pretended to attack conservative musician Joy Villa. Navarro intervened and pulled off the Waters wig as the dozen or so attendees applauded.
Rep. John Conyers, newly facing sexual misconduct charges from former aides, was praised by fellow Rep. Maxine Waters just last month as a champion of women.
During an address to organizers of the national Women’s March in which she lashed out at “rape culture” and President Trump, she singled out the Michigan lawmaker for special attention.
“He is quiet, he is confident, he is powerful, but he has impeccable integrity on all of our issues. Give John Conyers a big round of applause.” C-SPAN captured her commentsand those of others who spoke at the event.
In her address she rallied women. “We are reclaiming our time,” said the outspoken Trump critic.
“We’re speaking to women who are single mothers, women who work two and three jobs making minimum wage or less, women who have been exploited, harassed, or taken advantage of in their personal and professional lives,” said Waters, adding:
Former presidential candidate Herman Cain officially endorsed Omar Navarro in his race against left-wing Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Saturday at the Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, saying he will support the conservative Latino congressional candidate “financially and with this voice” because he believes “he can win.”
“This is Herman Cain and I’m here with Omar Navarro,” Cain said in a video interview provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “He is taking on a huge challenge and running against Maxine Waters. I am going to support him financially and with this voice.”
Navarro, 28, was born in Inglewood, California, and said he is taking a stand against liberal politicians and policies that are running cities and states into the ground.
Following the deaths of 9 people in what police are calling a “human trafficking crime,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took to Facebook Sunday to highlight the importance of cracking down on sanctuary cities.
I agree. I am not against immigration. I am against illegal immigration. I have been saying this consistently for several years. Those coming to this country must do so legally and responsibly to avoid these kinds of tragedies, which is why I have been leading the cause to keep Torrance from becoming a sanctuary city. I am also one of the first in Torrance to speak out against California becoming sanctuary state.
Though Torrance City Council has voted in favor of California not becoming a sanctuary state, I will not be surprised if Mayor Furey and others either reverse their decision on California or vote in favor of Torrance becoming a sanctuary city. Based on his allegiance to Maxine Waters I believe it’s just a matter of time before Furey proposes making Torrance a sanctuary city, especially as the election heats up.
It’s hard to take away entitlements. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid have far exceeded their intended purpose. It’s the same now with the attitude of entitlement that permeates sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities were originally intended to be “a city that limits its cooperation with the federal government’s effort to enforce immigration law.” We now have an open rebellion against law enforcement in any capacity related to immigration. LAUSD administration officials have pledged little or no cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, setting a disgraceful example for children, in terms of how they are taught to regard laws and law enforcement officers. It’s no wonder that students view walking out of their classroom and walking on freeways as a legitimate form of protest, while endangering their lives and the lives of others.
Once a city is a sanctuary city, those who inhabit those cities, and are in favor of sanctuary status, will violently defend its status, as my supporters and I have experienced. We have been threatened for voicing our opinions. In some cases, we’ve been denied protection from members of the Sherriff’s Department. We were threatened while exercising our First Amendment right, accused of racism and told we don’t belong in our own country. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The tragic situation in San Antonio is a result of sanctuary cities being allowed to flourish. Because Congress is delaying the construction of a border wall, families are still being smuggled in the back of sweltering trucks, with no air or water. In this case, 10 died and others suffered permanent brain damage. They died at the hands of human traffickers and I have no doubt those being smuggled in were promised that they would be dropped off in a “safe zone” or sanctuary city. I see sanctuary cities and any promises made to them by the smugglers as complicit in the deaths of these families. Liberal, open border policies held by Maxine Waters continue to threaten lives and will lead to hundreds, or even thousands more, dying.
— thebradfordfile (@jbwredsox) July 21, 2017
Along with Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, I offer my condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured by this tragedy in San Antonio.
My name is Omar Navarro. I am running against Maxine Waters to be your Congressman and represent your voice in Congress, voting for secure borders, legal immigration and ridding the 43rd District of the criminal policies upheld by my opponent, which continue to threaten our great district, state and country. I am Fighting For Your Family.
TGP EXCLUSIVE: GOP Challenger Omar Navarro Calls Out Maxine Waters For Interfering in Haitian Elections
In an exclusive statement to The Gateway Pundit, Republican Omar Navarro, challenging Maxine Waters in the 43rd Congressional District of California, accused the Democrat Congresswoman of meddling in past Haitian presidential elections.
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 24, 2017
Earlier today, Navarro teased his over 77,000 Twitter followers about information on Maxine Waters interfering in previous Haitian elections.
— Omar Navarro (@PressGop) July 22, 2017
In an email exchange published by WikiLeaks, U.S. State Department’s Special Coordinator for Haiti, Thomas Adams, revealed to Cheryl Mills that Maxine Waters pushed him to try to get her old friend Jean-Bertrand Aristide back into Haiti. Waters feared Aristide would be blocked by Michel Martelly, who went on to win the election soon after. How close are Waters and Aristide? When the former president of Haiti was ousted in 2004, Maxine Waters was in the helicopter with him and on the tarmac when his plane landed in South Africa from Central African Republic. More about the coup below.
For years, Waters has been on of Jean-Bertrand Aristide biggest supporters. Jean-Bertrand Aristide was president of Haiti four times (February 7, 1991 – September 29, 1991, June 15, 1993 – 12 May 1994, October 12, 1994 – February 7, 1996 and February 4, 2001 – February 29, 2004.)
According to Red State, The real reason why Waters pushed to get help from the U.S. Department’s help in returning Aristide to Haiti was because he was still active in the country’s politics.
The WikiLeaks emails reads:
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05778606 Date: 09/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL From: Mills, Cheryl D <MillsCD@state.gov> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:59 PM To: Subject: FW: Conversation with Congresswoman Maxine Waters FYI We reached out to her staff who we briefed on fact that we were leaning into guidance and saying return b/f Sunday was problematic. Maxine returned the call withi10minutes. cdm From: Adams, ThomasC Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:45 PM To: Mills, Cheryl D Cc: Adams, DavidS; Mcdonald, KaraC; Merten, KennethH; Lindwall, DavidE; Blumenfeld, JoshuaR Subject: ConversationwithCongresswomanMaxineWaters I took a call from Congresswoman Maxine Waters about two minutes before one. Josh had apparently briefed her foreign affairs staffer, Kathleen Sietenstock about 20 minutes earlier on our press statement. The Congresswoman’s main point was that Former President Aristide needed to return before the election because Martelly, who in her opinion was bound to win, would not allow him back after the election, because he was “in the ton tons.” How we could allow Baby Doc back and try to prevent Aristide was not understandable. I told her that if that was her fear, then it was unfounded, because Preval would remain in power until May. She said results would come out Sunday and that would be the end of his chances to come back. I said the contestation period meant that there would be no official results until April 16, so there was plenty of time for him to return after the election. She gave her own history of our relationship with Aristide (the kidnapping, not allowing FL to register for this election, our unwillingness to provide him security upon his return, etc.) all of which I gently pushed back on. I suggested she allow us to give her a classified briefing on all of this at some point in order to correct factual untruths related to this. She said she would follow up. She was not as hysterical as she has been on prior conversations, but did at one point say “what are you going to do when he returns in the company of Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte and maybe me, mow us all down?” I thanked her for calling and sharing her views and said that we believed that the interests of the people of Haiti would best be served if they could vote in peace and calm. Tom
Josh Caplan of Gateway Pundit and Vessel News has written a very detailed report which continues here: TGP EXCLUSIVE: GOP Challenger Omar Navarro Calls Out Maxine Waters For Interfering in Haitian Elections
TGP EXCLUSIVE: NH GOP Slams Maxine Waters’ ‘Dangerous’ Rhetoric, Say ‘Unhinged’ Dems ‘Given Up on Democracy’
In an exclusive statement to The Gateway Pundit, Patrick Hynes, Senior Adviser to the New Hampshire GOP, slammed Rep. Maxine Waters’ ‘irresponsible’ and ‘dangerous’ rhetoric at the Strafford County Democratic Committee’s annual picnic.
Hynes also said secret efforts to bring down President Trump, which the Democrat Congresswoman eluded to in Sunday’s speech, sounded ‘more like a treasonous cabal than a political party.’
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 23, 2017
“Rep. Maxine Waters’ rhetoric is irresponsible and dangerous. Democrats know they don’t represent America. After repeatedly losing to President Donald Trump, they have become completely unhinged and appear to have given up on Democracy. Her secret organization to bring down President Trump sounds more like a treasonous cabal than a political party,” said Hynes.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit Sunday, Maxine Waters unleashed on President Trump in her speech to the Strafford County Democratic Committee’s annual picnic goers.
“This man is deplorable, dishonest, a liar, a bully and I want him impeached,” Waters told New Hampshire Democrats.
Crystal Paradis, a self-proclaimed writer, “intersectional feminist,” tweeted notable lines from Maxine Waters’ speech.
“Mr. President we are organizing. And we are organizing to bring you down. And bring your agenda down,” threatened Maxine Waters.
The vehemently anti-Trump lawmaker then went on to say about the President, “[t]his man is deplorable, dishonest, a liar, a bully and I want him impeached.”
“It is our responsibility to make this country better every day,” reminded Congresswoman Waters.
New Hampshire Democrats barred the press from covering the event. The NH GOP blasted the decision in a press release.
— NHGOP (@NHGOP) July 23, 2017
Maxine Waters’ trip to New Hampshire created a firestorm of 2020 presidential buzz for the California Democrat. Perhaps so much buzz, that the Congresswoman wants to taper down attention of the events.
According to the New Hampshire Republican Party, the press is barred from the event.
According to the reports, Waters is slated to give a speech today in the Granite State.
— NHGOP (@NHGOP) July 23, 2017
— NHGOP (@NHGOP) July 23, 2017
— NHGOP (@NHGOP) July 23, 2017
— Adam Sexton (@AdamSextonWMUR) July 23, 2017
Daily Mail UK reports:
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., could be testing the presidential waters next week, as she’s headed to New Hampshire to give a speech.
The Manchester-based TV station WMUR reported that Waters will headline a picnic fundraiser for the Stafford County Democratic Committee on July 23.
Future presidential contenders usually try out their message in Iowa, which holds the country’s first caucus, and New Hampshire, the site of the first primary – so accepting a speaking gig in either of these two states suggests that a politician is seeking higher office.
A citizen of Torrance takes to YouTube to voice his concerns over Mayor Patrick J. Furey apologizing for the “actions” of Omar Navarro.
An excellent and very straightforward analysis of events is offered for your consideration, suspicions are raised of corruption and the final finding offered is:
They are trying to smear Omar, but we have much more dirt on them. We have much more information [presented here] that is incriminating. So, I say, ‘Let ’em do it. Let ’em do it. They’d be smarter to keep their mouths shut, speak about actual policy, and actually come to the negotiating table speaking with Omar. They’d have a better chance of winning.
And, this is the point Omar has been trying to make in live streams and videos for months. Violence and chaos has no place in the arena of ideas and politics. Omar Navarro is against sanctuary cities and illegal immigration. California’s Democrats are for sanctuary cities and illegal immigration. The most extreme among them, including groups such as Defend Movement, would prefer not only for California to become a sanctuary state but for the United States of America to simply no longer include California. They would prefer to secede.
And, the Defend Movement uses eleven-year-old children as street soldiers in rioting mobs that threaten violence, cause property damage, intimidate, bully and chase down the street…then behave like victims when the occupants of a car under attack used pepper spray to defend themselves.
As you can see – this is the fight. This is the job. And, Omar Navarro wants this job. He can do it. He can change things for the better by simply holding true to what he said he would do:
- Represent you
- Fight for your family
- Say NO to sanctuary cities
- Say NO to government corruption
- Support President Donald J. Trump
- Drain the swamp
- Make California Great Again
- Restore opportunity for the 43rd district
Step one was showing up. Meaning it. Being sincere. Actually being the promise. Living it. That’s been step one. And, Omar Navarro will continue to prove to you that he is going to put your time, energy and other resources to the best use in solution to today’s problems right here and now – in real time.
As New Hampshire Primary Source reported earlier this month, outspoken Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will be in New Hampshire on Sunday to speak to the Strafford County Democratic Committee.
MAXINE WATERS IN NH. As New Hampshire Primary Source reported earlier this month, outspoken Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will be in New Hampshire on Sunday to speak to the Strafford County Democratic Committee.
The visit has prompted Republican 1st District U.S. House candidate Eddie Edwards of Dover to call on U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter to reject Waters for voting against the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act in June. Edwards is a military veteran.
The bill passed the House 368-55 and Waters was among the 55. Shea-Porter was a strong supporter of the measure, signed into law by President Donald Trump, which created an expedited process to remove Veterans Affairs employees who perform poorly.
In a statement to be released later Thursday, Edwards says that especially in light of recent revelations about the poor quality of care at the Manchester VA Medical Center, Waters should be dis-invited from the event.
He called on Shea-Porter to “definitively refuse to attend the fundraiser with Congresswoman Waters.”
New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley said, “It’s a shame Eddie Edwards is playing politics with a very serious situation at the VA.”
Edwards responded: “Congresswoman Shea-Porter can’t vote for the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, but then expect us to turn a blind eye when she allows a House colleague, who tried to defeat the measure, to speak at a Democratic fundraiser in her home county that will benefit her campaign.”
He called it “shameful” and “hypocritical.”