Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California wants liberal thugs to form mobs and public harass members of the Trump Administration.
Now, she’s being criticized by Rep. Steve Scalise–the Republican majority whip who was critically injured last year by a leftist gunman.
“Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect,” Scalise said, via Twitter, along with an article from Townhall about Waters.
The sentiment was echoed by Lauren Fine, Scalise’s spokeswoman, who said:
“Whip Scalise knows firsthand the dangerous consequences that can result from making political differences personal and vitriolic. 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.”
Scalise was injured, along with three Capitol Police officers, last year at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The gunman, James Hodgkinson, 66, was an avowed Bernie Sanders supporter who wanted to assassinate a large number of Republican members of Congress. Hodgkinson was killed at the scene by Capitol Police.
Since last June’s attack, Scalise has spent much of the year in surgery.
But despite the brutal attack, the vitriol from Democrats–including Waters–has continued to ramp up.
Over the weekend, Waters responded to reports that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had been denied service at a Virginia restaurant. Waters decided that’s the kind of thing she wanted to see more of.
“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.