Donald Trump’s racist, hate-filled base has been doing a fantastic job policing civility ever since Rep. Maxine Waters called on Democrats to make Trump officials uncomfortable if seen in public.
Well, only if “civility” manifests in death threats against a 79-year-old woman – a “very serious death threat,” according to a CNN report.
“As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters,” Waters said in her statement to CNN, “while also offering a veiled threat that I should ‘be careful’, even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office.”
In addition to the uptick in message and mail, Waters also said there was “one very serious death threat” made against her on Monday from a person in Texas, “which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were canceled this weekend.”
Let’s pause for a moment. The statement Waters made came after Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Liar-in-Chief’s number one Liar-by-Proxy, was denied service at a restaurant in Virginia because the staff felt uncomfortable serving a woman who subverts American democracy professionally and does it with a smile (or whatever that thing is she does with her mouth).
As a result, Waters spoke to her constituents and blasted Republican calls for “civility,” noting that the Trump administration does not deserve any kindness as they continue to subject migrants to horrendous conditions inside the border concentration camps.
After Waters spoke out, Republicans doubled down on their calls for civility and did so by sending death threats to Waters.
It doesn’t make any sense, but neither does voting Republican unless you’re a racist. If you still identify as a Republican in Trump’s America, you also identify as a racist. If you disagree, take a look at the rest of Waters’ statement on the death threat:
“This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm.”
A Trump supporter threatened to Lynch a black woman. In 2018. Sorry, Republicans, but you’re racists.
President Trump, of course, is the dithering idiot to blame for Waters’ plight. In his multiple rallies held just this week, he made a point to mock Waters in front of his drooling followers. To those who couldn’t drag their knuckles far enough to get to the rally, he claimed in a tweet on Monday that Waters called for harm to his supporters.
Waters maintains that she did not call for harm against Trump supporters… and she didn’t. She just wisely pointed out that, while the administration attacks LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights, the rights of people of color – in short, the rights of everyone who isn’t a wealthy white male – that they don’t deserve any comfort while in public, either.
Decide for yourself. These are the exact words Waters used this past weekend:
“For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store, the people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president ‘no I can’t hang with you, this is wrong this is unconscionable and we can’t keep doing this to children.'”
Walking up to Sarah Huckabee Sanders in public and calling her a liar to her face isn’t a call to harm her – it’s calling her exactly what she is, a liar. If she doesn’t want to be called such things in public she can try not lying from the press podium. She can try not reiterating Trump’s vitriol from her personal and professional Twitter accounts.
Until then, listen to Auntie Maxine – give these people hell. They’re certainly putting us through it.