In response to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calling for people to harass members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet out of any public place they are at, House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the call to action was “unacceptable.”
“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,” Waters said over the weekend.
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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
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018
“And guess what? We are going to win this battle,” Waters added. “Because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible. God is on our side!”
Pelosi said while it is predictable Trump’s actions would invoke strong emotions, Waters was wrong to call to harass people:
In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea. https://t.co/vlpqOBLK4R
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 25, 2018
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who survived being shot by a fervent anti-Trump attacker during a Congressional Baseball Game practice in 2017, also called for “civility and respect”:
Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect https://t.co/4kF53WwE0v
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 24, 2018
The Washington Post reported that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said what Waters was engaging in was “very dangerous.”
“She should apologize to the American public,” he added.