Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — the face of the anti-Trump “resistance” — openly called for her supporters to harass and maybe even attack members of President Donald Trump’s administration over the weekend.
Waters’ comments come amid outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” illegal immigration policy, which mandates the criminal prosecution of any individual who enters the U.S. illegally.
What did Waters say?
Waters made her comments on Saturday during a toy drive outside of the Wilshire Federal Building in Los Angeles, according to the American Mirror.
“History will record while he tried to step on all of us, we kicked him in his rear and step on him,” Waters screamed. “If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”
“Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants…who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep! No peace, no sleep!” Waters continued, referring to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s run-ins with protesters.
She then claimed administration officials’ insistence that their policies are biblical is a farce.
“God is on our side,” she declared. “Let’s stay the course!”
Then the California Democrat appeared to endorse harassment and perhaps even violence against members of Trump’s administration.
“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,” she said.
“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 yelled.
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: "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." pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM
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As Mediaite noted, Waters later reiterated her comments during an interview on MSNBC. She said:
I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who, you know, know it is wrong what they are doing on so many fronts but they tend to not want to confront this president or even leave…And I want to tell you, for these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they are not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they are not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they are not going to be able to shop in a department store. The people are going to turn on them, they are gonna protest, they are gonna absolutely harass them.