Rep. Maxine Waters recently called on the public to harass members of President Trump’s cabinet wherever they go:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 25, 2018
Nancy Pelosi’s statement in response is carefully measured. The House Minority Leader called Waters’ comments “unacceptable” but also said Trump has provoked those kinds of reactions:
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
That reaction did NOT please some in the Resistance.
This is weak.
But check out the responses from the liberals who are mad at Nancy for this weaksauce rebuke of Waters's nonsense. https://t.co/6aikQnhfO9
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 25, 2018
It’s true that many on the Left are not happy with Pelosi’s response:
Do NOT fall into the Republican/media trap of agreeing that peacefully protesting people who are enabling a march to fascism is being "uncivil." In fact, a mark of civilization is resisting the ever-present forces of oppression. https://t.co/Fy88KnVBVw
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) June 25, 2018
Hello, Rep. Pelosi. I'd be careful not to throw black women under the bus. As a privilege white woman, you don't get to choose how black folks respond to white supremacy that doesn't threaten your personal safety. https://t.co/L6JMNU1Zyt
— Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) June 25, 2018
saying "be the bigger person" about child prison camps is a losing message https://t.co/HF5wAwIgiN
— chris person (@Papapishu) June 25, 2018
Nancy Pelosi is reinforcing why I think Democrats have no backbone and
— Valerie Vza Complex (@ValerieComplex) June 25, 2018
Step aside, Nancy Pelosi. You are enabling fascism and it’s gone on long enough.
— @kim (@kim) June 25, 2018
I'm a big Pelosi supporter. This is a flat out blunder. She should clarify today. https://t.co/Lx5stnbENa
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) June 25, 2018
Maxine Waters is correct. You need to listen to her.
— Jake Snider (@jakehsnider) June 25, 2018
I do not want unity with Nazis.
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) June 25, 2018
nope. this is how you will lose and get fired. you'd better pay attention to what's actually happening out here. this isn't debate class. this is 1932 Germany and THIS population is not making those same mistakes. get with it or get out of the way,.
— Game of Thornes (@GeoffThorne) June 25, 2018
This reminds me of nothing so much as Hubert Humphrey's call for a "politics of joy" after the King assassination. https://t.co/TL32uYpUaf
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) June 25, 2018
We’ll wait and see if Pelosi clarifies her comments one way or another due to the backlash.