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.

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!

“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.”

Yeah, has she even checked on her district recently? It’s not good.


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