Rep. Maxine Waters: Public Harassment is the New #Resistance
You can always count on Auntie Maxine to kick any objection to Trump administration policies up to 11, and, sure enough, following Sarah Sanders’ revelation that she was asked to leave a Washington DC area restaurant by an anti-Trump restaurant owner, Waters revealed over the weekend she thinks this is a great strategy for the left.
I am not aware of anyone on the left actually acknowledging the very serious hypocrisy of lauding a business owner for refusing to serve someone for personal moral reasons, but if this has occurred to Waters, she definitely doesn’t seem to care.
Rather, she thinks being harassed in public should be the new normal for members of the Trump administration.
Speaking to MSNBC on Saturday, she said, according to Breitbart:
I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it’s wrong for what they’re doing on so many fronts. They tend to not want to confront this president or even leave, but they know what they’re doing is wrong. I want to tell you, these members of his cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they won’t be able to go to a restaurant, they won’t be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store. The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest. They’re absolutely going to harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No, I can’t hang with you.’ This is wrong. This is unconscionable. We can’t keep doing this to children.
Speaking of hypocrisy and at the risk of joining the chorus of broken records on the right persistently reiterating this point…this was happening under Obama and no one made a peep.
It is also worthy of note that Waters’ comments about what the Trump administration is “doing to children” were made after Trump’s executive order that parents and children should be detained together. It is still unclear whether the executive order will hold legal water because the policy was sustained by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling in 2016, but it nonetheless essentially washes Trump’s hands clean of association with the policy, which didn’t need to happen anyway because…it was already happening.
What, else, Auntie Maxine?
We’ve got to push back. We’ve got to say no. I, for example, have stepped way out there. I said this man needs to be impeached. I know a lot of people think we’re not ready to say that. Some people have said a long time ago he would become presidential. He will never be presidential. This man does not have any good values. I believe he needs to be impeached. As a matter of fact, a long time before he’s doing what he’s doing now with these children. I think he had done enough to undermine this country and to have us understand we cannot trust him, that we should have come with an impeachment resolution. So, I believe we cannot wait until the next presidential election. We have to resist him. I want to see him impeached.
Ah, that’s right. Waters has made it her singular goal as representative this term to chant “Impeach 45!” every chance she gets, sound reasoning not required.