Maxine Waters addresses death threats, tells harassers to 'shoot straight'

Maxine Waters responded to would-be harassers by telling them they "better shoot straight."
By Tyler MacDonald | Nov 15, 2018
During an immigration rally on Saturday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) addressed the recent death threats 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," she told the Los Angeles crowd.

"All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there's nothing like a wounded animal," she added.

President Trump attacked Waters during one of his campaign rallies earlier this week, inaccurately claiming that she called for protestors to attack his supporters.

"As 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', even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office," Waters said in a statement.

Waters insisted that she wants "peaceful protest."

"For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they're not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they're not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they're not going to be able to shop at a department store, the people are going to turn on them, they're going to protest, they're going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they're going to tell the president, 'No I can't hang with you, this is wrong, this is unconscionable, and we can't keep doing this to children,'" she said at theSaturday protest.

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