Maxine Waters has crossed the line, telling a crowd of rowdy supporters to target members of the Trump administration while they are out in public leading their private lives.
The comments come after several instances in which members of the Trump cabinet have benn targeted, harassed, and thrown out of restaurants by Democratic activists.
In the video posted below, Waters is heard saying “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 that they are not welcome.”
Later that day, in an interview on MSNBC, she said she had “no sympathy” for Trump officials being harassed, and encouraged the public to “turn on them” and “absolutely harass” them while in public during their private, personal time.
Her comments are an escalation from previous statements targeting only the President. She has often called for his impeachment, and at rallies, she often leads the chant “Impeach 45.”
She justified her comments by saying “They know what they are doing is wrong.”
Here are her comments on MSNBC.
Maxine Waters implies that people should “turn against” and “harass” those within the Trump Administration that defend President Trump’s agenda.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. Maxine Waters is living proof. pic.twitter.com/63dIwf0tfo
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) June 24, 2018
On Monday, even Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats pushed back against Waters’ comments. Former Obama adviser David Axelrod said this via Twitter.
Couldn’t disagree more with @MaxineWaters. Disgusted with this admin’s policies? Organize, donate, volunteer, VOTE! Rousting Cabinet members from restaurants is an empty and, ultimately, counter-productive gesture that won’t change a thing.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 25, 2018
Her is video of Waters’ comments, as shown on Fox Business.
Waters has not yet commented on the backlash to her comments.
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