Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has canceled two public events for this weekend after she received a death threat.
According to CNN, “The California Democrat canceled two scheduled appearances in Alabama and Texas this weekend after saying she got threatening messages and ‘hostile mail’ at her office, including ‘one very serious death threat’ on Monday from an individual in Texas.”
In a statement, Waters said, “As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, 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.”
The statement continued: “There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled (sic) this weekend. 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.”
President Donald Trump slammed Waters this week during a rally and even called her out on Twitter.
Trump was referring to remarks Waters made at a Los Angeles rally when she told supporters, “If you see anybody from that [Trump] 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.”
The remarks were widely reported on conservative outlets and Fox News.
Watch Waters’ remarks above, via YouTube
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