President Donald Trump has warned Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to stop the violent rhetoric against his Cabinet and his supporters, but judging from her comments and actions in the past few days, she hasn’t listened. Now, Trump is sending in the feds to deal with her.
The Secret Service has launched an investigation into California Congresswoman Maxine Waters after conservative investigative journalist and Trump supporter Laura Loomer filed a complaint. Loomer confronted Waters at her office on Tuesday after the lawmaker made comments over the weekend inciting violence against conservatives.
“If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants … who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep! No peace, no sleep!’” Waters said over the weekend. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and 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.”
Her remarks were made after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, on Friday night. Sanders had stopped at the restaurant for a bite to eat with her family, including her three young children. However, the establishment’s liberal owner refused to serve her simply because she works for President Donald Trump.
In the wake of the controversy with Sanders and Waters’ subsequent comments, Laura Loomer confronted the California Democrat to ask, “Where can conservatives eat?” As Mad World News reported, Loomer, who identified herself as a “conservative journalist and Trump supporter,” showed up at Waters’ D.C. office, and as the congresswoman came out, she immediately gave Loomer lip service, saying, “Come to my office, and I’ll sit down with you.”
Loomer hadn’t even asked a question yet. But, she had identified herself as a Trump supporter, so Waters wanted nothing to do with her. Loomer pressed on, however, saying, “No, I want to ask you questions now. Please don’t push my camera out of my way.”
So, right off the bat, Waters was getting physical. Loomer continued, “You just encouraged your supporters to harass Trump supporters and officials. Where are conservatives allowed to go and eat?”
After Waters ranted incoherently, Loomer asked, “Do we sit at the back of the bus?” At this point, Waters, obviously pissed off, started shoving Loomer. She had papers in her hand and clearly shoved them in Loomer’s face before security surrounded her and she entered an elevator.
Following the violent incident, Loomer filed a complaint with the Secret Service. “I just filed a complaint against Rep. @MaxineWaters with the @SecretService. Although the Secret Service Officer couldn’t get into the details of the investigation, he did tell me that SS is looking into Maxine’s comments that incite violence against @realDonaldTrump & his staff,” she tweeted.
I just filed a complaint against Rep. @MaxineWaters with the @SecretService. Although the Secret Service Officer couldn’t get into the details of the investigation, he did tell me that SS is looking into Maxine’s comments that incite violence against @realDonaldTrump & his staff.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) June 25, 2018
For those who say that Maxine Waters’ words cannot actually hurt anyone or that her comments will not have any real impact, it should be noted that Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was actually shot and nearly lost his life following similar calls for violence against conservatives.
When you consider the fact that the left’s animosity for Donald Trump and his supporters resulted in the shooting of a prominent lawmaker, the Secret Service’s investigation into Waters is not an overreaction, it is absolutely warranted. Her remarks were not just irresponsible and wholly unbecoming of a U.S. representative, they were dangerous, and she should face repercussions to deter her from similar episodes in the future.