California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters doubled down on her calls to harass Trump officials during a Young Democrats event on Saturday.
While accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats in Los Angeles, Waters said she still believes officials should not be “welcome” in public spaces.
“There are those who said that we lacked civility when I got up and talked about the president’s cabinet, and I said if you see ’em anywhere, if you see ’em at a restaurant, if you see ’em in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell ’em, ‘You’re not welcome here or anywhere,’” Waters declared.
“And so, it frightened a lot of people, and of course the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents,” Waters said. “I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters.”
“I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time,” she said as the crowd laughed in delight. “They tried to frame that as violence.”