Rep. Maxine Waters Addresses Death Threats: ‘If You Shoot Me, You Better Shoot Straight’
On Saturday. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) addressed a recent serious death threat that forced her to cancel events in Alabama and Texas during an immigration rally on Saturday.
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump slammed Waters on Twitter.
Trump was referring to remarks Waters made at a Los Angeles rally last weekend, when she controversially said: “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.”
Trump also slammed Waters at a rally.
In response to Trump’s “veiled threat” against her, Waters said she received hate mail and even “one very serious death threat.”
“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,” she said in a statement obtained by CNN.
The statement continued on: “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 canceled 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.”
Speaking of the death threats and those calling for her to be kicked out of Congress during an immigration rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, Waters made it clear, she would not let it get her down.
“And I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” she told the crowd. “All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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