California Congresswoman Maxine Waters contends that death threats prevented her from attending engagements in Texas and Alabama this weekend, though they apparently didn’t keep her from a massive immigration rally in Los Angeles.
Waters sounded off about President Trump, the country’s immigration policies and child separations in front of City Hall on Saturday, when thousands gathered to protest and waive signs with messages like “compassion has no borders,” “welcome to occupied Mexico,” and “They’re Kids,” among others.
Waters had plenty to say at the event, specifically that she is “not afraid” of Trump and his supporters, though an altercation with a reporter at the rally suggests otherwise.
Waters was cruising the strip in her massive jet black SUV and waving to supporters, until the reporter questioned the congresswoman about her recent calls for liberals to publicly harass Trump administration officials.
“Maxine Waters, hello,” Slightly Offens*ve’s Elija Schaffer shouted at the 79-year-old career politician as her hand quickly darted back inside the vehicle.
Schaffer barely got out a question before Waters shut the window in his face: “Why did you call for the harassment of Trump supporters and their affiliates?”
Moments later, he was sucker punched by an assailant who apparently wasn’t happy with him asking questions.
Waters offered a similar response to conservative reporter Laura Loomer when confronted at the Capitol last week. Waters waived papers, shoved a camera and stuck her tongue out as her bodyguards blocked Loomer from an elevator, video shows.
A week ago Waters sounded off about leftists harassing and pressuring Trump officials at D.C. area restaurants, encouraging her followers to mob individual cabinet members in public.
“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 screamed.
She doubled down the next day, despite backlash from both sides of the aisle.
“And I want to tell you, for these members of his cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, to be able to stop at a gas station, to be able to shop at a department store,” Waters told MSNBC. “The people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them until they tell the president: ‘No, I can’t hang with you.’”
Waters now contends she did not suggest her liberal minions actually harass Trump and company, but rather peacefully protest.
“Nowhere in this statement do you hear me talk about violence. I’m talking about a discussion,” Waters told KPFK-FM on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times. “This business about me heckling, harassing, talking about violence is all made up by the opposite side. It’s made up by right-wing conservatives, it’s made up by Republicans in Congress, and they have scared the Democrats who are trying to somehow navigate on the question of civility.
“Protest is civility. It is the way by which the Constitution guarantees us our 1st Amendment rights,” she said. “And when people protest, they are protesting because they have a voice. We are guaranteed freedom of speech.”
This past Saturday, Waters continued her crusade to “Impeach 45” at the Los Angeles immigration rally, where she issued a message directly to the president, compared immigrant children separated from potential child traffickers to blacks separated during slavery, and likened herself to a wounded animal, The American Mirror reported.
“Donald Trump, we are sick and tired of you! We have no fear! You will not intimidate us! We’re coming right at you …,” Waters said.
“And I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” she continued. “All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal.”