Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), claimed that she was forced to cancel two planned events in the South due to threats from political opponents.
Last weekend Waters went on an unhinged rant at a rally in Los Angeles encouraging her supporters to stand up and “push back” against members of President Trump’s administration by harassing them at stores, restaurants, and gas stations.
Waters rhetoric is very dangerous and could very well end up with some left-wing lunatic killing someone.
As Truth Uncensored previously reported, in encouraging individuals to create “crowds” who will “push back” on President Trump’s Cabinet members at private business establishments and in seemingly trying to prevent these Cabinet officials from obtaining basic necessities without fear of assault and violence, Rep. Waters seems to be violation of House rules.
Judicial Watch sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics Monday calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) violated House ethics rules by encouraging violence against Trump administration Cabinet members.
Waters has no one but herself to blame for the increased threats she received. There are lunatics on both sides of the isle and that is why it would behoove the Democrats to tone down the hateful rhetoric before someone gets seriously hurt or killed.
Waters said Thursday she’s seen an increase in threats since she made her controversial remarks last week encouraging protesters to heckle and harass members of Trump’s Cabinet in public spaces.
“There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled (sic) this weekend,” Waters said in a statement reported by CNN.
The threats against Waters that she quoted seemed tailored to perceptions of the southern location of the reported speaking engagements. “This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm,” the statement reads (emphasis added).
I have no sympathy for Waters – she told hordes of people to make sure that Trump administration people can’t go into public safely. Imagine Sarah Huckabee Sanders out alone with her children, or any one of the women who work for Trump being out alone and having a group of boisterous men surround them – she deserves exactly what she put out there.
As recently as Monday, Waters admitted to CNN that she gets death threats “all the time.” It is not clear what prompted the cancellations for these threats, other than the increased political focus on Waters for her remarks. As she implied support for the protesters who picketed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s home and interrupted her dinner, she exhorted followers not to let administration officials shop, get gas, or eat in public without harassment.
Some Republicans, such as Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), have moved for Waters to be censured for her statements, while the leadership of her own party, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), have distanced themselves from them. Waters herself has stood wholeheartedly by her encouragement for confrontation.
In the statement announcing her cancellation of the Alabama and Texas events, Waters placed all blame on President Donald Trump. “As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, while also offering a veiled threat that I should ‘be careful’, even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office,” she said.
It was not just at a rally that Waters ranted about attacking Trump administration officials.
Last weekend on MSNBC, Waters reiterated her extreme rhetoric telling people to “harass” and “resist” government officials. No wonder other Democrats are distancing themselves from her.
If Waters wants the threats to stop, maybe she would consider telling the hordes of protesters all over the country that she stirred up that the best way to win their battle is by voting. Although, I don’t hold much hope for them winning at the ballot box.