Maxine Waters: "If you shoot me, you better shoot straight"

posted by Arianna Marie -

About a week ago, Rep. Maxine Waters called for protesters to publicly confront members of Trump's administration. Waters was upset over the zero tolerance immigration policy and told her supporters to "push back" if they saw administration members out and about. 

Now, Waters says she is surprised to see Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, who is in her own party, criticize her for her call to confront Trump Cabinet officials.

“You know, I was surprised that Chuck Schumer, you know, reached into the other house to do that,” Waters told MSNBC host Joy Reid, “I’ve not quite seen that done before. But one of the things I recognize, being an elected official, is in the final analysis, you know, leadership will do anything that they think is necessary to protect their leadership.”

Waters has said she is choosing not to focus on other lawmaker's comments and is keeping the focus "on the children and the fact that [Trump's] administration is endangering children in the worst kind of way."

Last week Waters claimed she was forced to cancel two public events because of a serious death threat she received. 

“I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” Waters told the crowd in Los Angeles. “All I have to say is this: If you shoot me you better shoot straight. There’s nothing like a wounded animal."

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