Maxine Waters Gives Video Response to Bomb Threat: Trump ‘Should Take Responsibility’


In a video message published by Blavity and broadcast by Fox News on Thursday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she “ain’t scared” after being targeted by the mail bomber that made headlines after sending suspicious packages to a number of addresses including CNN’s headquarters, the Obamas, the Clintons and other targets.

“I don’t know whether the bombs are real or not, but we should not crawl under the bed, close the doors, not go out, be afraid to go to rallies,” Waters said in the part aired by Fox News.

She added: “We have to keep to doing what we’re doing in order to make this country right; that’s what I intend to do, and as the young people say, ‘I ain’t scared.'”

In the original video, as posted by Blavity but not aired by Fox News, Waters also called for Trump to take responsibility.

“I think the president of United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we are seeing for the first time in different ways,” Waters said. “I think the president of the United States has been dog-whistling to his constituency, making them believe that their problems are caused by those people over there. And I think they are acting in a way that they think the president wants them to do and the way he wants them to act.”

Also in the un-Fox News aired portion, she called on people to continue “advocating and protesting for justice.”

The mail bomber — who is still at large — sent two packages containing a bomb-like device to addresses associated with Waters.  No one was physically hurt.

Watch above, via Fox News

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