Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) doubled down with more controversial anti-Trump comments during a speech Saturday.
'I do that all the time, but...'
Waters received a "hero award" on Saturday from the Stonewall Young Democratic Club in California before making her comments to the assembled audience.
"We don't ask permission to protest!" she told the audience. "We protest when we understand when we have to make America hear us, and see us, and understand that we all have something to say."
"Remember, there are those who said that we lacked civility," she continued, "when I got up and talked about uh the president's cabinet, and I said, if you see them anywhere, if you see them in a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even in a gasoline station, just tell 'them you're not welcome here, anywhere.'
"And so it frightened a lot of people," she added, "and, of course, the lyin' president said that I had threatened all of his constituents. I did not threaten his constituents and his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time!"
She continued to deny that she had advocated for violence, and instead, accused the president of doing so.
'I’m going to get him!'
In another part of her speech, she said that party leaders told her to stop talking about impeaching the president.
“I wake up in the middle of the night and all I can think about is I’m going to get him. I’m going to get him," Waters said, "I’m going to get him."
"And as you know there's a difference in how some of our leadership talk about how we should handle all of this," she explained. "They say, 'Maxine, please don't say impeachment anymore!' And when they say that, I say, 'impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment!' "
Both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had criticized Waters for the comments that many saw an an incitement to violence. They, in turn, were accused by some of being motivated by racism in their comments.
Here's the video of Waters newest controversial comments:
Waters is facing Omar Navarro, a longshot Republican opponent, for her seat in a far left district in California. Navarro accused the FBI of a double standard when he was investigated for posting what turned out to be a fake letter fabricated to appear to be from Waters' office.