Rev. Al Sharpton, former DNC boss Donna Brazile and 176 other “Black Women Leaders and Allies” are publicly trashing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for not doing enough to “protect” outspoken California Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
In a July 3 letter, the “Black Women Leaders and Allies” professed “full support for Congresswoman Maxine Waters” in the wake of her comments encouraging followers to harass the Trump administration, and likened the 79-year-old career politician to a human Statue of Liberty.
“For Black women, who are the most loyal base of the Democratic Party and the Progressive Movement, Congresswoman Waters is our hero. At this critical juncture in our nation’s history, Maxine Waters stands bold and unafraid, serving as a beacon of light and hope, her singular voice, speaking powerfully and urging the nation to the moral high ground of justice,” the letter read.
It comes just over a week after Waters urged a baying mob at a Los Angeles immigration rally to target and harass members of the Trump administration in public.
“If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” Waters screamed.
“Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants,” she continued, “who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.’”
“And so, let’s stay the course,” Waters said. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up 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,” Waters said.
The congresswoman reiterated her hate the next day on MSNBC, doubling down on her calls to “absolutely harass” Trump and supporters.
In response, Pelosi described Waters’ comments as “predictable but unacceptable.”
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
“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,” Pelosi posted to Twitter, along with a CNN story about Waters’ comments. “As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer described Waters’ remarks as “un-American.”
The “Black Women Leaders and Allies” believe both Democratic leaders owe Waters an apology.
“ … We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP. That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil’ and ‘un-American,’” the letter read.
“We call on the Democratic Party leadership to step up and publicly support Congresswoman Waters, who has been receiving death threats for speaking truthfully and boldly in support of immigrant families and challenging the Trump Administration to end their inhumane and immoral policy that has yet to reunite over 2,000 children with their parents and continues to lock up refugees seeking asylum in the United States of America,” the letter continued.
“We further believe Congresswoman Waters is owed an apology for your public comments insinuating she is ‘uncivil’ and ‘un-American’ for challenging the Trump Administration.”