Maxine Waters Cancels Events Following "Very Serious" Death Threats

Congresswoman Maxine Waters - who earlier this week urged her supporters to accost members of the Trump administration at restaurants and other public venues - has been forced to cancel a pair of public events after receiving a "very serious death threat." The Congresswoman told CNN on Thursday that she's seen an increase in threats since she made the controversial comments.

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Waters canceled appearances in Alabama and Texas this week after receiving "threatening messages" and "hostile mail" at her office, including "one very serious death threat" from an individual from Texas.

"As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, while also offering a veiled threat that I should 'be careful', even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office," Waters said in a statement.

"There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled (sic) this weekend," she continued. "This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm."

Waters has been roundly criticized by President Trump, who published several tweets criticizing the Congresswoman and her ill-advised comments this week.

Trump wasn't alone in his criticism: Few, if any, Democrats in Congress backed Waters' tactics, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer even criticized her from the floor of the Senate, saying he "strongly disagrees" with folks who advocate harassing people who disagree with you.

Waters' comments famously followed an incident where Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by activists at a restaurant in Washington DC, and Mitch McConnell's wife was ambushed in her own driveway.

Waters herself has tried to walk back her comments, insisting that she "believes in peaceful, very peaceful protests" and that she has "not called for the harm of anybody." Waters added that she receives death threats "all the time." Back in April, a man pleaded guilty to threatening Waters last year.

One wonders if after the alleged death threats Maxine will put an end to her calls for harassment? Or will we hear more stump speeches like this one:

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inosent Arrow4Truth Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:15 Permalink

She's lying, of course. Just trying to discredit good ppl who oppose her corruption. Only the neo-bolsheviks make death threats. They are all diabolical, worthless, demented scum, scurrying about like cockroaches, in a desperate attempt to hold onto the satanic world order they setup, which peaked during Obama.

The 'party' is over, azhlz - you lose.

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Encroaching Darkness Theosebes Goodfellow Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:57 Permalink

What on earth is Mad Maxie doing giving speeches outside her district in Commiefornia? 

(A) Who on earth would listen to this dingbat / moonbat / fountain of foolbattery?

(B) Enough people care enough about her to threaten her life? Why would we shoot the biggest recruiter for Trump since Hillary?

(C) You don't need to worry about people crazy enough to write / email threats, Mad Maxie. The ones you should REALLY worry about won't say a word as they line you up in the scope from 300 yards away. THOSE are the people you should worry about!

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agNau MasterPo Fri, 06/29/2018 - 09:26 Permalink

Relax is correct.
It's coming fast.
That's why there're blowing up. A very long time was invested in the corruption, and a LOT of players.
We want to make sure we give them all due credit.
They are digging a six foot hole.
Enjoy the show.

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are we there yet Chris2 Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:16 Permalink

In sadness Maxine Waters retreats to her lavish mansion and asks her servants 'Why do some people hate me'.
Servant 1: 'Now now there Maxine, Bloomberg, Nancy Pilosi, and Hillary are upstairs in the master bedroom to comfort you.'
Servant 2: 'correction, Nancy, Bloomberg, and Hillary were impatient and started comforting each other already, but they are eager have you join in their comforting activities. Does mistress Maxine have any special pizza requests?'
Maxine: 'Nancy, and Hillary are so thoughtful, but my Blumberg, my lovely Wakunda white boy does get carried away, bless his DNC heart.'

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PrayingMantis El Vaquero Fri, 06/29/2018 - 08:30 Permalink

 

   ... “ ... According to Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich writing in the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Maxine Waters' relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped. They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business, and her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters replied that "They do their business and I do mine."[36] Liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Waters to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011 reports.[37][38] Citizens Against Government Waste named her the June 2009 Porker of the Month due to her intention to obtain an earmarkfor the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.[39][40]

Waters came under investigation for ethics violations and was accused by a House panel of at least one ethics violation related to her efforts to help OneUnited Bank receive federal aid.[41] Waters' husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank and the bank's executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and its capital was "all but wiped out" after the U.S. government took them over. The bank received $12 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money.[42][43] The matter was investigated by the House Ethics Committee,[44][45] which charged her with violations of the House's ethics rules in 2010.[46][47][48][49] On September 21, 2012, the House Ethics Committee completed a report clearing Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigation. ... “ ...

... >>> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxine_Waters ... 

 

    ... why US politicians get away with corruption is beyond any logical explanation ... oh well, the King and Queen of Arkancide along with their posse are still roaming around collecting bribes disguised as speech ... 

 

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