There’s no question that the words, posted to Twitter on Sunday and which follow, are provocative. They could in fact be viewed as an incitement to violence:
If you see anybody from the Cuomo Administration 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. (RELATED: Andrew Cuomo’s ‘what difference does it make’ moment)
“If you see anybody from the Cuomo Administration 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.” -Maxine CuomoWatch@melissadderosa pic.twitter.com/VbeTf7Rl7R
— Cuomo Watch (@CuomoWatch) January 28, 2021
To be sure, a number of irate Democrats spoke out in condemnation of the message and its author. Here’s Brad Holyman, a New York state senator and self-described progressive, who is running for Manhattan Borough President:
New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz for his part wrote:
A user that goes by the handle Cuomo’s Dictionary meantime said:
There’s just one problem with Cuomo Watch’s threat — and that’s that the words are not his. They were picked up verbatim from a message Rep. Maxine Waters delivered to a live crowd on a Los Angeles street in 2018. The only difference is that Waters’s message, which was recalled by Sen. Rand Paul in his impassioned floor speech before the recent impeachment vote, promulgated violence against members of the Trump — not Cuomo — administration. Here’s the video:
Around the same she said as a guest on CNBC, referring to Donald Trump:
I think he’s dangerous. I don’t know why people take it. I think Americans should be out in the streets screaming to the top of their voice. Do something. Make something happen.
Waters wasn’t the only Democrat to encourage harassments of members of the Trump team. In many cases, the leftist mobs they addressed did as they were told. The media at the time virtually ignored these stories.