Schumer Condemns Maxine Waters in Stern Senate Floor Speech: Calling For Harassment is ‘Not American’


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the rare move of condemning a member of his own party on the Senate floor Monday, when he took Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to task for advocating for “harassing folks if they don’t agree with you.”

“If you disagree with someone or something, stand up, make your voice heard,” Schumer said. “Explain why you think they’re wrong, and why you’re right. Make the argument. Protest peacefully. If you disagree with a politician, organize your fellow citizens to action, and vote them out of office.

“But no one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right. That’s not American.”

Schumer did not mention Waters by name in the speech, but beforehand, he told Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post that he’d be addressing the comments from Waters.

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