Maxine Waters, the California Congresswoman who routinely harasses President Trump and members of his cabinet, has herself become a target.
Waters, 79, canceled two appearances on Thursday after receiving what she calls “hostile mail” containing “serious threats”.
Waters immediately blamed Trump for making a “veiled threat” against her on Twitter.com after she called for members of his cabinet to be harassed in public.
“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’.”
“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 said in a statement. “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 made headlines earlier in the week when she called for crowds of demonstrators to “push back” against members of Trump’s cabinet and run them out of restaurants and gas stations.
The Congresswoman put out the call after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and her children were kicked out of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va. by co-owner Stephanie Wilkinson, who is related to liberal anti-Trumper actress Meryl Streep.
Wilkinson has since been forced to resign from a Lexington business group and the Red Hen is now closed indefinitely.
As a result of Waters statements, Sarah Sanders became the first press secretary to receive Secret Service protection.
Waters’ hostile language drew a rebuke from NY Senator Chuck Schumer who said her behavior was “not American”.