“They don’t really say I’m out of line”
June 26, 2018
Maxine Waters has doubled, tripled and quadrupled down on her calls for anti-Trumpers to harass Trump aides and supporters anywhere they go, even outside their own homes. In an interview with MSNBC, Waters refused to accept that even Democrats have expressed their disdain for such comments.
When asked what she thinks of both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer distancing themselves from Waters’ position, Waters refused to accept that they were criticizing her.
“They [Pelosi and Schumer] don’t really say I’m out of line. What they try to do is find a way to talk about civility without attacking me or anybody else,” Waters said.
“As the leader of the Democratic Party, I expect that she would do everything that she could to make sure nobody believes that Democrats are out here harassing anybody or causing any violence, and I think that she was very responsible in the way she said that.” Waters added, speaking of Pelosi, who issued an earlier statement saying such tactics are “unacceptable.”
Schumer slammed Waters’ position, saying that “it’s not American” to call for the harassment of political opponents:
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“They’re not attacking me. They’re trying to make sure that people understand that we’re focused on the children and that we’re not focused on this diversion, particularly the way the president would have it sound and make it out to be,” Waters claimed.
Waters also argued that the attention on recent harassment of Trump officials and aides is somehow a ‘distraction’ of the President’s own creation.
“This president will try to do everything to divert attention,” Waters said. “He calls me names. He calls everybody names. As a matter of fact, we expect that from him.”
In a speech…