Auntie Maxine has a message for anyone thinking of sending harm her way.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has responded to a wave of recent death threats she received, warning would-be shooters to “shoot straight” during an immigration rally on Saturday.
via The Hill:
“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,” she added to cheers.
Waters was forced to cancel a pair of events in Alabama and Texas this week after a “very serious death threat.”
She said she has been getting harassed after she called for protesters to confront Trump administration officials in public over its “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Trump slammed Waters during a campaign rally earlier this week after inaccurately claiming in a tweet that Waters called for protesters to harm 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 the statement, according to CNN.
Waters insisted that she was not calling for harm and said she believes in “peaceful protest.”
Watch Auntie Maxine’s fiery warning below:
Speaking at the Families Belong Together March in Los Angeles, the California congresswoman addressed death threats she has received for speaking out against Trump, which most recently caused her to cancel events in Alabama and Texas. “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 said. “All I have to say is this, if you shoot me, you better shoot straight. There is nothing like a wounded animal.” [?: AP/@buzzfeednews]