‘Trump in his own way really does promote a lot of violence…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she isn’t scared after being targeted by two suspicious packets containing pipe bombs.
“We have to keep to doing what we’re doing in order to make this country right; that’s what I intend to do, and as the young people say, ‘I ain’t scared,’” Waters told Blavity.
Similar makeshift pipe bombs were addressed to both current and former elected officials, including Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder.
Waters blamed President Trump for inciting violence against Democratic officials and said he need to tell his supporters to stop the hateful attacks.
“I think the president of United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we are seeing for the first time in different ways,” Waters told Blavity. “I think the president of the United States has been dog-whistling to his constituency, making them believe that their problems are caused by those people over there. And I think they are acting in a way that they think the president wants them to do and the way he wants them to act.”
Waters has vocally called for Trump’s impeachment, and encouraged her supporters over the summer to harass Trump administration officials in public places.
“Trump in his own way really does promote a lot of violence,” she said.
Waters said that despite being threatened, she will not back down.
“If you shoot me, you better shoot straight,” she said. “We must not be intimidated to the point that we stop advocating and protesting for justice. I am a strong Black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I don’t know whether the bombs are real or not, but we should not crawl under the bed, close the doors, not go out, be afraid to go to rallies.”