Hand it to Maxine Waters. When she sinks her teeth into something, she doesn’t let go.
Speaking to the Stonewall Young Democrats in Los Angeles on Saturday, the leftist congresswoman from California repeated her call for leftists to keep harassing President Trump’s officials and supporters in public.
Not all Democrats are happy about Waters’ rhetoric, not least her baffling insistence that she and her colleagues can impeach not only President Trump but also Vice President Mike Pence.
Make Them Feel Unwelcome
Waters’ insisted to the leftist crowd that calling for the public harassment of Trump officials and supporters wasn’t just right. It was imperative.
She opened that reiteration of earlier remarks with a shot at Sen. Dianne Feinstein because the senator apologized to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, for the crazy protesters who disrupted his confirmation hearing.
“We’ve got get this thing straight,” the supercilious politician said. “We don’t ask permission to protest.... And so I probably will have a conversation with Dianne and we’ll talk about it.”
Waters vowed to remind Feinstein that Waters had declared the harassment of Trump officials and supporters had to continue until they can’t go out in public.
“Remember,” she’ll tell Feinstein, “there are those who said that we lacked civility when I got up and talked about the president’s cabinet, and I said if you see ’em anywhere, if you see ’em at a restaurant, if you see ’em in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell ’em, ‘You’re not welcome here or anywhere.’”
And so It frightened a lot of people. And of course, the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents. I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time.
The crowd laughed, and after admitting that she threatens Trump’s people “all the time,” Waters claimed that she did not advocate violence. “But what bothered me so much was they tried to frame that as violence. That’s not violence,” Waters averred.
As a matter fact, I said the poster child for violence is the president of the United States. He’s the one who threatens. Don’t forget at his rallies what he said. “Go ahead and beat ’em up, I’ll take ’em out on a stretcher. He even said ,you know, if they jail you I will bail you out on and on and on. I do not advocate violence. I do not believe you should hit, kick, shoot. I don’t think you should do that. I don’t do that. And won’t allow anybody to define out protesting that way. And we have to tell people the difference between violence and incivility and protest.
What Waters Said
Problem is, Waters’ first incitement to harass Trump’s officials and supporters didn’t include that caveat. They were much stronger. Waters clearly delighted, for instance, in seeing a leftist restaurant owner refuse to serve Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and a mob of socialists harass Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
“God is on our side,” Waters claimed at a rally in late June.
And so let’s stay the course. 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. You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!
And “Americans should be out in the streets screaming to the top of their voice,” Waters said about a month later. “Do something. Make something happen.”
Some Americans listened and did make “something happen.” The same day, as The New American reported, a raving nut crashed a book signing in New York for the Sanders’ predecessor, Sean Spicer, calling the author a “real piece of garbage” before security ejected the unhinged loon.
More recently, as Breitbart’s list of anti-Trump harassment and violence shows, an Hispanic woman claimed a man spit in her face for wearing a Trump, a black woman claimed a white man kicked her out of a restaurant for wearing a Trump hat, and a tattooed man dared his daughter to knock off a man’s MAGA hat for $100.
“F*** Trump,” he said. The daughter did what she was told.
“Got ‘em,” the proud Dad said.
Photo of Rep. Maxine Waters: AP Images