If President-elect Joe Biden is serious with his calls for unity, he'll demand that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi back away from her calls to impeach President Donald Trump on charges he incited the riot on Capitol Hill, Rep. Michael Waltz said Tuesday.
"This is pouring fuel on the fire of a very dangerous situation," the Florida Republican said on Fox Business' "Mornings With Maria." "The violence was despicable. We condemn it across the board. It does not represent the tens of millions of rule-of-law-, law-enforcement-loving, patriotic Trump supporters and Republicans that I have come to know."
Trump voters chose him because they were frustrated, Waltz continued, and with the coronavirus pandemic, they are being told they can't go to church, school, or work, and with the election, the situation has become even worse.
"We've always told them to take out their frustrations at the ballot box and they doubt that process now," said Waltz. "This is pouring fuel on an incendiary situation. We need to move toward a peaceful transition of power to move the country forward."
Waltz said he would like to see Biden make a statement, and for Trump to continue to condemn all types of violence.
"We [need to] have a peaceful transfer of power, and then we need to get to the bottom of what happened in the election, we need to get to the bottom of what happened on Jan. 6," said Waltz.
He added that there were "real constitutional issues" with the November election, and efforts must be made to "assure all Americans [of] the sanctity and integrity of our elections," but instead, "you are seeing the left try to go to the throat" of conservatives through bans on social media and elsewhere.
Waltz said he's introducing legislation on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to take a liability waiver away from social media companies and give people recourse in the courts. That will also raise the bar for censorship so the companies "don't get to decide what is true or what is not true."
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