I always thought if there was a Democrat who was going to go completely off the rails and more or less call for violence — or at least physical resistance — to the Trump administration, the clear choice was Maxine Waters. I mean, the writing was on the wall: The California Democrat has been saying some pretty outré stuff since Donald Trump was elected, and it’s become clear that whatever tenuous ties to reality she may have had were loosed on Nov. 8, 2016.
Nevertheless, despite Waters’ tendencies, I still imagined this to be a relatively long shot. So, imagine my surprise when Maxine decided to go full Maxine and call for physical confrontation with Trump cabinet members.
“Let’s make sure we show up, wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in Los Angeles protesting immigration on Sunday.
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you cause a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome — anymore, anywhere.”
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: “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.” pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018
“Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this,” she added.
So, there you have it: Maxine going full Maxine. And, as usual, James Woods couldn’t resist responding.
And his thoughts were spot on.
“Now that a United States Congresswoman has called for harassment against Republicans and the inevitable violence that will come of it, I urge all of you to a) get armed, and b) vote,” Woods said.
“Your life literally depends on it.”
Now that a United States Congresswoman has called for harassment against Republicans and the inevitable violence that will come of it, I urge all of you to a) get armed, and b) vote. Your life literally depends on it.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 25, 2018
Each one of these is true. First, it’s not exactly like this is just hypothetical. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was harassed at a showing of a documentary about (of all things) Mr. Rogers. This is going to move from harassment to violence very quickly — unless, of course, these individuals know that conservatives are going to be exercising their Second Amendment rights.
And secondly, get out and vote. This sort of rhetoric works among the most rabid of Democrats. Yet, that’s not most Americans, as we found out in the 2016 election.
Woods was hardly the only one who urged conservatives to take similar precautions in the wake of Waters’ threat. Former Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke also advised similar actions.
Maxine (Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag) Waters call for open warfare on people is a campaign of menace. If an angry crowd circles someone, that person should view that as a threat to their bodily security. People reserve the right to defend themselves. https://t.co/ZXakBJLQLm
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) June 25, 2018
However, Woods put it most succinctly and most brilliantly.
Let’s pray it never comes to this. However, if it does, it’s important for every American citizen to be prepared.