ABC News’ “This Week” is reporting that nearly 200 black women, including activists, religious leaders, academics, and local elected officials, signed a letter Tuesday blasting Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi for failing to protect Rep. Maxine Waters from attacks from Trump and the GOP.
Nearly 200 black female leaders and allies blast Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for their “failure” to protect Rep. Maxine Waters from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP" https://t.co/nbKnoTiPlj pic.twitter.com/Udse7xvyLl
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 5, 2018
The letter comes after Waters herself slammed Schumer and Pelosi on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” calling them self-serving politicians who would “do anything” to protect their power.
It seems neither Pelosi nor Schumer would come to Waters’ defense after she called for members of the Trump administration to be harassed: “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she told a small crowd in June.
Just look at these attacks!
Schumer: "No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That's not right. That's not American."
— Jenna Lifhits (@jlifhits) June 25, 2018
In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea. https://t.co/vlpqOBLK4R
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 25, 2018
“Disparaging or failing to support Congresswoman Waters is an affront to her and Black women across the country and telegraphs a message that the Democratic Party can ill afford: that it does not respect Black women’s leadership and political power and discounts the impact of Black women and millennial voters,” the women wrote, adding that Waters was unfairly derided as “uncivil.”
"And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you CREATE A CROWD.
And you PUSH BACK on them.
And you tell them THEY'RE NOT WELCOME ANYMORE, …ANYWHERE."https://t.co/2R8vyoSqWQ
— justturnright (@justturnright) July 5, 2018
Attacks were totally warranted
— Jim Satala (@JimSatala) July 5, 2018
That woman is insane
— G Z (@GMax35me) July 5, 2018
How do you defend the indefensible?
Maxine Waters is "ready for the nut house" levels of crazy.
— Mark Rubello (@MarkRubello) July 5, 2018
The new generation of Democrats
— Clay75 (@dannychistate33) July 5, 2018
— Joe S (@bookofjoes) July 5, 2018
Be nicer if they showed any concern or support for her constituents. https://t.co/556X9owxd5
— Tele (@LynnInOhio) July 5, 2018
Yeah, has she even checked on her district recently? It’s not good.
HOO BOY! Chuck Schumer CALLS OUT Maxine Waters — and kicks Resistance hornet's nest https://t.co/tMeFagQF6n
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 25, 2018