Assassination survivor Rep. Scalise blasts Maxine Waters for promoting political intimidation

By Robert Donachie

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his staff are responding to calls from Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California for protestors to form mobs and harass members of the Trump administration, calling the statements troubling and the complete antithesis of American democracy.

“Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect,” Scalise, of Louisiana, tweeted Sunday evening.

Waters told a group gathered at a rally in California Sunday that they should continue to harass members of the Trump administration and to make sure Trump officials and supporters know they aren’t welcome “anymore, anywhere.”

“If you see anybody from that 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,” Waters said.

Waters issued a warning to the president and members of his administration Sunday, claiming the protest efforts are only just beginning.

“Whip Scalise knows firsthand the dangerous consequences that can result from making political differences personal and vitriolic,” Scalise’ Lauren Fine, Scalise spokeswoman, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We are lucky to live in a country where we have the right to freely debate our differences civilly. Harassment is never an acceptable method of disagreement.”

The comments from Waters calling for near mobs against White House officials comes just over one year after a gunman shot Scalise. The gunman, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, was targeting Republicans at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia and was killed by Capitol Police.

The lone gunman nearly killed Scalise on June 14, 2017. The bullet entered his body, shattering his hip and tearing up some internal organs. The whip has spent much of the past year in and out of surgery and in recovery. He returned to Congress in late September 2017.

The man who shot Scalise was an avid supporter of Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and other liberal causes. He was a member of Facebook groups like “Terminate the Republican Party,” “Expose Republican Fraud” and “Donald Trump is not my president.”

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities for this original content, email licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

Spread the love

6 thoughts on “Assassination survivor Rep. Scalise blasts Maxine Waters for promoting political intimidation

  1. Is anyone surprised? Good old Maxine continues to be true to form. Hey California, you must be proud as punch.

  2. This ugly, leather faced, low IQ, old, empty bag with her white culture appropriated wigs should be censored and removed from Congress. This vile old hag has shot off her big mouth far too long.

  3. Another great way to dissuade competent people from going into politics or working as a political appointee. It’s getting nastier and nastier.

  4. Maxine Waters, now here’s a real ” Duffus ” just listen to her speak !!
    California should be proud of her ………… Another Democratic Idiot.

    Hey Maxine, you probably never heard the statement ” Let Sleeping
    Dogs Lie ” you and your Liberal Protestors, just might regret waking
    these dogs ……………Be careful what you wish for !!

    • I agree and to her and the snowflakes: bring it on! Doesn’t say much for her constituents. They must as stupid as she is.

      • This Crazy Race Baiting liar, protector of Felons & Criminal friends & family members with her only accomplishments in three decades of so called service is a self enriched malfeasence laced Corrupt Criminal Career Politician that should really think before opening her foul mouth or just go to jail for her crimes including inciting riots & calling for violence on fellow Americans!!! What a disgusting display of Demagoguery from a person who feels they are no longer accountable to, but entitled to represent the American people.. The blatant hypocrisy with Mad Maxine, her colleagues, party & supporters is overwhelming you would have to be a dumbed down common core Centrally “educated” regressive Liberal Socialist Communist to not see it!!

Comments are closed.