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WATCH: Maxine Waters Loses It Over Democrat Criticism Of Her Call For More Harassment

In a fiery press conference on Monday, outspoken Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) got defensive when asked about criticism from her Democratic colleagues over her call for more harassment of members of the Trump administration.

Over the weekend, Waters celebrated the news of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders being booted out of a restaurant because she’s a member of the Trump administration by calling for more of that kind of personal targeting of administration members. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters said at a toy drive event. “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. Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this!”

Waters later underscored to MSNBC that she meant that protesters are “going to absolutely harass them.”

After public rebukes from her fellow Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Chuck Schumer, Waters held a press conference Monday at which she defended her comments. When she opened the floor to questions, the first one prompted a defensive response from the congresswoman. Asked what she has to say about the criticism from her fellow Democrats, a clearly incensed Waters tried to blame the backlash on Trump.

“They have not been,” she insisted (video below). “They have talked about civility from everybody. Don’t put this on Nancy Pelosi, don’t put this on anybody — put this on Trump! Trump is the one who is creating lies, trying to have people believe that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement, anytime, anyplace that we talked about harm.”

Waters began the presser by standing by her calls for more harassment, which she now clarified meant “peaceful protest.” Trump slamming her for her dangerous comments, she said, is an attempt at “diverting us from the real issue.”

“When [Trump] talks about any comment that I have made relative to these children, he is lying once again,” said Waters. “This is about whether or not the President of the United States and this administration is going to come up with a plan to connect these children. The demonstrations and the civil protests started against him and his cabinet long before I even made my remarks. … Protesting is what is supported by our Constitution, and in a democracy you get the right to protest. I believe, again, peaceful protest is the civil way to do it, … We need to all focus on getting this president to come up with a credible plan … that will reconnect these children and that is public. So let’s not get diverted like the president is capable of doing … of diverting us from the real issue. This issue is not Maxine Waters. This issue is the children.”

In a tweet Monday, Trump slammed “extraordinarily low IQ” Waters for having “called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement.” He ended the tweet by warning, “Be careful what you wish for Max!”

The Democratic leaders responded to Waters’ comments by calling for civility rather than the kind of divisive and ugly personal targeting of political opponents we’ve seen over the last week, as The Daily Wire has highlighted:

Among the other administration members that have already been victims of out of control political harassment is DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, whose home was descended upon by protesters, some of whom have threatened the children of administration members.

Trump-supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was also harassed for her support of the administration, some left-wing activists allegedly getting in her face and “spitting” on her.

“The video [left-wing activists] are choosing to share is of the least aggressive portion of the attack that transpired after police arrived to control the scene. What they are not sharing publicly are several previous encounters involving large men getting in the Attorney General’s face, spitting and blocking her exit,” Bondi’s spokeswoman Whitney Ray said.

While the Democrats are trying to make the border crisis an election issue, the reality is that the separation of families and the alarming detention center situation has been an issue dating back to the Obama administration, which detained thousands of illegal immigrant children under “deplorable conditions.” According to the DHS, about 10,000 immigrant children have been sent to the border unaccompanied by family members, while about 2,000-plus children have been detained separate from their family members. Despite the Democrats’ protestations of the separations, Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer shut down a Republican plan that would’ve addressed the separation problem, trying instead to “keep the focus on Trump.”

Video below via Fox News:

In a fiery press conference on Monday, outspoken Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) got defensive when asked about criticism from her Democratic colleagues over her call for more harassment of members of the Trump administration.

Over the weekend, Waters celebrated the news of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders being booted out of a restaurant because she’s a member of the Trump administration by calling for more of that kind of personal targeting of administration members. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters said at a toy drive event. “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. Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this!”

Waters later underscored to MSNBC that she meant that protesters are “going to absolutely harass them.”

After public rebukes from her fellow Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Chuck Schumer, Waters held a press conference Monday at which she defended her comments. When she opened the floor to questions, the first one prompted a defensive response from the congresswoman. Asked what she has to say about the criticism from her fellow Democrats, a clearly incensed Waters tried to blame the backlash on Trump.

“They have not been,” she insisted (video below). “They have talked about civility from everybody. Don’t put this on Nancy Pelosi, don’t put this on anybody — put this on Trump! Trump is the one who is creating lies, trying to have people believe that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement, anytime, anyplace that we talked about harm.”

Waters began the presser by standing by her calls for more harassment, which she now clarified meant “peaceful protest.” Trump slamming her for her dangerous comments, she said, is an attempt at “diverting us from the real issue.”

“When [Trump] talks about any comment that I have made relative to these children, he is lying once again,” said Waters. “This is about whether or not the President of the United States and this administration is going to come up with a plan to connect these children. The demonstrations and the civil protests started against him and his cabinet long before I even made my remarks. … Protesting is what is supported by our Constitution, and in a democracy you get the right to protest. I believe, again, peaceful protest is the civil way to do it, … We need to all focus on getting this president to come up with a credible plan … that will reconnect these children and that is public. So let’s not get diverted like the president is capable of doing … of diverting us from the real issue. This issue is not Maxine Waters. This issue is the children.”

In a tweet Monday, Trump slammed “extraordinarily low IQ” Waters for having “called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement.” He ended the tweet by warning, “Be careful what you wish for Max!”

The Democratic leaders responded to Waters’ comments by calling for civility rather than the kind of divisive and ugly personal targeting of political opponents we’ve seen over the last week, as The Daily Wire has highlighted:

Among the other administration members that have already been victims of out of control political harassment is DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, whose home was descended upon by protesters, some of whom have threatened the children of administration members.

Trump-supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was also harassed for her support of the administration, some left-wing activists allegedly getting in her face and “spitting” on her.

“The video [left-wing activists] are choosing to share is of the least aggressive portion of the attack that transpired after police arrived to control the scene. What they are not sharing publicly are several previous encounters involving large men getting in the Attorney General’s face, spitting and blocking her exit,” Bondi’s spokeswoman Whitney Ray said.

While the Democrats are trying to make the border crisis an election issue, the reality is that the separation of families and the alarming detention center situation has been an issue dating back to the Obama administration, which detained thousands of illegal immigrant children under “deplorable conditions.” According to the DHS, about 10,000 immigrant children have been sent to the border unaccompanied by family members, while about 2,000-plus children have been detained separate from their family members. Despite the Democrats’ protestations of the separations, Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer shut down a Republican plan that would’ve addressed the separation problem, trying instead to “keep the focus on Trump.”

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11 Comments
  • Ron Brooks says:

    The real issue is that scum like Maxipad Waters have been slowly destroying this nation for far too long. They like riots, and disturbing others while they try to shop or eat, or at church, etc.? Well, anytime real Americans she her nasty skank ass, should protest her and all of her other useless democrat and libtard pals.

  • randy says:

    omg she lies like a rug then tries to change what she said, MAX WE ALL HEARD YOU, YOUR A LYING PIECE OS TRASH. KARMA KARMA KARMA !! OH WICKED ONE !!!!!

  • randy says:

    DO the Dems realize her threats make republicans fearful for our lives and people that never owned a firearm will now go out to purchase and carry because of her rantings !!!! I AM CERTAINLY CONSIDERING IT..SO THANK YOU MAX FOR PUSHING THE FEAR BUTTONS….

    • Dianna says:

      I agree! I think it started with the Red Hen incident. Just thinking about people doing things to my food if they suspect I don’t share their beliefs is enough to make me sick. After watching and hearing Ms Water’s hateful rant, I too am fearful for anyone’s life if they’re found out to be Republican. This will have a snowball effect and may backfire, Ms Waters may lose her job and the Red Hen may be forced to close it’s doors. Why do people who work with and for the public, which includes actors, think they need to air their opinions! Not a winning combination!

  • Dianna says:

    Ms Waters shows herself to be unprofessional and not worthy of an official position. She displays so much hate and closed-mindedness, it’s no wonder it’s so difficult to get things done in Washington with thinking such as this. She is going down the same path as Hillary, however, she appears to have taken it one step further by publicly announcing to followers they have permission to spread more hate and violence. Perhaps she could benefit from counseling and medication/meditation to help her calm down, we do not need another civil war in the 21st century in this country. As a wise President once said, ‘A house divided cannot stand’ …. ‘it will end up one way…or the other;’ and so far, the Democrats aren’t looking too good. That party seems to have changed from helping the people to using the people for helping themselves. President Trump is the peoples’ choice, he speaks directly to us and is trying to save this country. The Democrats have been lying for so many years and keeping the people down, so anti-American. People like Ms Waters (Obama and pals of Louis Farrakhan) are like Communist Nazis, very frightening, and seem to have their own agenda. Please. Put an end to all the violence before the National Guard has to be called out. We now look no better than other countries with their people demonstrating in the streets. The ‘Liberals’ and not for liberty and justice for ALL, only for what and who THEY believe, very narrow-minded. We need borders. We cannot afford to take care of just anyone who feels like coming here. How will we be able to afford to live, raise our children, pay our medical bills, retire, or even die? Illegals are just that, illegal!! Enter this country the legal way and our doors are open to you. For now, you at the borders, just turn around and take your children back to YOUR home, wherever you came from. For the many illegals who have lived and worked here, who have families and are law abiding citizens, we should be able to find a way to swear them in as Americans. There can be amicable solutions if the political parties would work together and not think of saving this as a topic for election debate. People such as Ms Waters are there to make these issues ugly and seem like no justice is being served, but I think everything is being done that can be, without the aid of the Democrats, since they are unwilling to do their part. I have no doubt who I will be voting for.

    • Trump Woman says:

      So Dianna you would be ok with giving those that have been here for many years ILLEGALLY should get rewarded? That is B.S. I and many others did everything the legal way and we ARE AMERICANS. Not anything hyphinated. A M E R I C A N. PUre and simple. And nop one that hs sneaked in from regardless where has no rights what so ever and should always be reserved for American citizens. What they cost us is the biggest reason we are in such debt. This has been going on way too long. Show me where it says that anyone that wants to can come here to be taken care of. And don’t give me the argument that they are doing the jobs that mericans won’t do.
      That is also one of the biggest lies sold us.
      We mow our own lawns, we do our own gardens. We cook our own food, we clean our own houses and wash our own windows …the list goes on and on.

  • Duane E. Pettengill says:

    The Democrats and unfortunately this includes Maxine baby the racist from CA that doesn’t even live in her district because it is to dangerous. I heard your speech and it was full of hatred and for you to blame it on Trump is a disgrace. What he said during the campaign was spot on but at least he said it in a manner that was saying go out and kill or demonstrate. All he was saying is that if you attack me I will fight back. Get in my face and I’ll deck you. Hell that is normal because if someone does that to me I will deck them. End of story!

  • CHERYL GREENE says:

    SCHUMER SHUT DOWN A REPUBLICAN PLAN THAT ADDRESSED THE SEPARATION ISSUE??? LET’S KEEP OUR FOCUS ON TRUMP??? OMG! WHERE’S ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN……..??? NEVERMIND CRAZY MAX, SHE’S THE DIVERSION.

  • CHERYL GREENE says:

    LOL, and Maxine you weren’t talking PEACEFUL PROTESTS. YOU WERE BLATANTLY CALLING FOR IN-YOUR-FACE CONFRONTATION. TOO late to back stroke now!

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