Maxine Waters (D-CA) is now attacking establishment Democrats after they denounced her calls to form into mobs and attack Trump officials - blasting Senate and House Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi after they called for civility and debate in the wake of her inflammatory comments.
“Leadership like Chuck Schumer will do anything that they think is necessary to protect their leadership," said Waters during a Sunday appearance on MSNBC's "AM Joy. "What I have to do is not focus on them. I’ve got to keep the focus on the children."
Waters has chosen the "separated migrant children" hill to die on politically after viral images of "caged" migrant children under the Obama administration was wrongly attributed to President Trump. In the ensuing debate over roughly 2,000 migrant children, the American public learned that it also happened under Bush and Obama, and that the Obama administration placed nearly 300,000 migrant children in "cages" after they were apprehended at the border.
Pelosi rebuked comments Waters' late-June call for supporters to physically confront Trump administration officials, when she said: "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."
Responding over Twitter, Pelosi said "In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable."
In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trum p’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea. https://t.co/vlpqOBLK4R— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 25, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also laid into Waters last Monday, saying "No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That's not right. That's not American."
President Trump, meanwhile, tweeted: "Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!"
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Waters' comments came on the heels of several incidents in which Trump administration officials have been harassed or ejected from public spaces, while protesters have begun to show up at the houses of various White House employees.
In Mid-June, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was ejected from a Lexington, VA restaurant because the gay staff was too triggered by her presence. After the story went viral, Sanders posted to Twitter: "Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so."
At the end of the day, the fractured left is eating its own. Pelosi and Schumer likely realize that Waters' calls for physical confrontation with Trump admin officials isn't the best way to message going into midterms, while an entirely different wing of Democrats has swung so far left that they're embracing Democratic Socialism - which will be hard to defend in a debate when the left's leading Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, can't even explain what it is.
Meanwhile, the Venezuelan military just seized control over water supplies as their socialist infrastructure collapse.
We wonder if Waters' comments will have a negative impact in November when she faces GOP challenger Omar Navarro.
Maxine Waters' GOP rival @RealOmarNavarro seeks traction over her inflammatory comments.— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) July 1, 2018
She can go back to the rich district she lives in!! #CaliforniaRevolt in full effect! Let’s Go!! #WalkAway