There have always been crazies on the fringes of both political sides in the United States. But radical and extremist actions have more and more been adopted by the Democratic party and not just from the fringes but from elected official representatives of their party, like Rep. Maxine Waters, who styles herself as a ‘Resistance leader.’
On Saturday night, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters encouraged the type of recent protests against President Trump as seen in several Washington, DC and Virginia area restaurants, saying that she has “no sympathy” for those who serve in the administration and that the public should “turn on them” and “absolutely harass” White House officials while they are doing normal everyday activities.
Waters has practically adopted it as her standard stump speech to call for Trump to be impeached. She still can’t quite get for what but when did facts ever matter to her?
She’s also demanded that the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resign in the wake of the controversy of the border separation issue. But she was strangely silent when the situation was much worse under former president Barack Obama.
Rep. Waters then went further, adding that members of the Trump administration who continue to serve and defend the president should be harangued at gas stations, restaurants, and while shopping at department stores. “They know what they are doing is wrong,” said Rep. Waters. And for that, the public should ridicule and protest them every chance they get, according to the California congresswoman. The scrutiny should be so bad, that it forces officials such as Sec. Nielsen to “tell the President ‘No, this is wrong. I can’t hang with you. This is unconscionable. We can’t keep doing this to children,” she adds.
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
This is pretty troubling stuff.
A sitting lawmaker is calling for people to harass other lawmakers and public servants in government.
That’s targeted harassment.
She’s sanctioning and encouraging attacks and when someone gets hurt, she’s going to run from it saying she didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt.
But it’s actions like this that instigated the GOP baseball shooter. He was told by media and Democratic politicians over and over again that the GOP and Trump were an existential threat to his life and to society. Until he believed it and acted against them.
And leaders need to step up and condemn this kind of talk, rather than engaging in it themselves.