[Ed. – Because cornering a person in a restaurant and shouting in her face is peaceful.]
Despite taking heat from both sides of the aisle and receiving an email that threatened she might be lynched, Rep. Maxine Waters didn’t back down Monday from her call for voters to “push back” against members of the Trump administration if they bump into them in public.
“No one should call for the harassment of political opponents,” New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Monday. “That’s not right. That’s not American.”
Many Democrats backed away from Waters’ aggressive stance. They said despite their opposition to Trump immigration policies that have resulted in at least 2,300 children being separated from their parents — the move that Waters cited as the reason for her call for raised voices — politics should remain civil.
“I did not call for harm or violence,” Waters said. “I say to people, use your voice in whatever peaceful way you want to.”