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Maxine Waters Now Says She Never Called For Violence Against Trump

Maxine Waters Now Says She Never Called For Violence Against Trump

After spending all of last year bragging about harassing Trump and his supporters, she now wants to walk this back due to the attention being pointed towards her with the Trump Impeachment trial coming this week.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has publicly denied encouraging supporters to confront and harass members of the Trump administration.

When asked if she had ever “glorified or encouraged” violence against Republicans in a Sunday interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, she replied:

” As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was to tell them they’re not welcome. I said] Talk to them. Tell them they’re not welcome. I didn’t say go and fight. I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. And so they can’t make that stick.”

Yet Trump told the people on January 6th to protest peacefully; she and Democrats say what he said meant nothing. It was his intent that has to be held to the fire.

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If this is the case, why does Maxine Waters think that different standards apply to her? After all, if you look at the company she keeps, with the likes of Farrakhan, who is rabidly racist, who has openly called for violence, why is she not judged by the same standards?

Waters is in hot water due to the statements she made in 2018, where she was telling the same network that she had “no sympathy” for administration officials who defended Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, then went on in public and urged supporters to “absolutely harass” Trump supporters and officials when they were in public.

Watters came under fire in 2018 for telling the same network that she had “no sympathy” for administration officials who defended Trump’s  “zero-tolerance” immigration policy and urged her supporters to “absolutely harass them” when appearing in public.  

“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,” Waters said at the time. “The people are going to turn on them; they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them.”

Her comments came after then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former press secretary Sarah Sanders were confronted with their families in public over Trump’s controversial family separation policy. 

However, waters showed little remorse during Sunday’s interview, urging Republicans to distance from Trump or risk being “owned by a dishonorable human being.”

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“The Republicans should be afraid, not only about the destruction of our democracy but if they continued to support him and allowed themselves to be guided by him, they’re going to have to live with a president that dictates to them every vote they can take, every vote they cannot take,” she said. “He’s going to be in their primaries. They will be owned by this dishonorable human being.”

Maxine Waters came out this week and said Trump should be charged for premeditated murder. Does this standard apply to her as well? Should she and fellow Democrats be charged for the murders that happened with BLM protests, the protests they supported? Or is this just another case of two sets of justice being applied?

Trump’s lead impeachment attorney Bruce Castor is reportedly planning to reference Waters’ 2018 comments in his arguments during the former president’s Senate impeachment trial this week.

Castor was asked by “The Ingraham Angle” host Laura Ingraham whether he plans to use “dueling video” with Democrats expected to make their case that Trump incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot with his remarks on the Ellipse earlier that day.

“I think you can count on that,” he told Ingraham. “If my eyes look a little red to the viewers, it’s because I’ve been looking at a lot of video.”

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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