Back in late June, Rep. Maxine Waters told all small crowd that they should harass any member of the Trump Cabinet they happened to see in public, essentially encouraging more of the same, as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had just been chased out of a Mexican restaurant and had protesters staked out at her home.
We think it was the “immigrant children in cages” stories in that week’s news cycle that had progressives past the boiling point. (Notice how the media has dropped that like a hot rock.)
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: "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." pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018
But The Daily Caller reports Monday that Waters revisited the comments Saturday while accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats in Los Angeles.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 10, 2018
Waters sort of doubled-down on her previous statement, saying that she still believes officials should not be “welcome” in public spaces, but she also called out President Trump for lying by saying she’d threatened his supporters. See, she specifically meant that only Cabinet members were to be harassed at gas stations and restaurants and grocery stores.
“And so, it frightened a lot of people, and of course the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents,” Waters said. “I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters.”
“I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time,” she said as the crowd laughed in delight. “They tried to frame that as violence.”
As the crowd laughed in delight …
And supporters! "I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time,” she said
— Jo (@Moonglow104) September 10, 2018
Whatever violence has and will occur against consertives the democrats have blood on their hands
— Dr. Carl Patrasso (@drcarlpatrasso) September 10, 2018
And when she gets someone killed do we get to put her in prison for taking out the hit????
— PKatt (@Pkatt) September 10, 2018
And she always will until she faces the consequences of her words. But the Republicans that could make that happen are too afraid of what the left will call them to actually do their jobs.
That's why the career politicians need to be replaced.
— Claudia (@iOTWclaudia) September 10, 2018
Violence from your Democratic Party…why? We lost an election!
— Carl Cottingham (@cottinghamcarl) September 10, 2018
She is a vile creature…
— Debgiammasnyder (@debsbkram1) September 10, 2018
This woman is a total mental case.
— James Anderson (@rattlinbones45) September 10, 2018
SHE’S A LUNATIC. And I’m sure all the “trump has blood on his hands for saying the media is bad” people will say she’s wrong too. <Cricket. Cricket.>
— HuffyPost (@HuffiestPost) September 10, 2018
Don't forget @RepMaxineWaters
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Also, Karma's a bitch.
— Joseph (@kmjoseph705) September 10, 2018
May she reap what she sows
— Rene Vandever (@laurenevandever) September 10, 2018
'Keep it up, COWARDS'! Lefty protesters HARASS Elaine Chao (just like Maxine Waters wanted) https://t.co/35AV3Demsr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 26, 2018