Meghan McCain slammed Rep. Maxine Waters for her “extremely dangerous” call to harass members of President Trump’s cabinet.
“This is absolutely insane – and extremely dangerous,” McCain tweeted on Sunday, along with video of the California Democrat at the Keep Families Together rally where she encouraged attendees to “push back on” Trump administration officials.
This is absolutely insane – and extremely dangerous. My father in law works in the administration, does this mean when we go out to dinner we should be ambushed?!? Don’t ever again give me any of the “when they go low, we go high” lip service. https://t.co/UF1feYT0Pm
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 24, 2018
“My father in law works in the administration, does this mean when we go out to dinner we should be ambushed?!?” she wrote, referring to her father-in-law, Douglas Domenech, who is the current assistant United States Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas.
McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain and co-host of ABC’s “The View” blasted Waters for her incendiary comments.
“Don’t ever again give me any of the ‘when they go low, we go high” lip service,'” she added, referring to Michelle Obama’s comments from the 2016 Democratic National Convention, a quote often used by Democrats to declare their alleged moral high ground.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said Saturday during a Los Angeles rally.
Maxine Waters calls for harassment, intimidation of Trump cabinet. Don’t let them in restaurants, gas stations, stores etc… https://t.co/WCpOVHFXxU pic.twitter.com/7dmxd0sjC9
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 24, 2018
She made similar remarks in an interview on MSNBC.
“I want to tell you, these members of his cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they won’t be able to go to a restaurant, they won’t 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,” Waters said.
The congresswoman was schooled by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was almost killed last year when a gunman targeting Republicans at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia opened fire. “Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect,” Scalise, of Louisiana, tweeted Sunday in response to Waters’ inflammatory rallying cry.
The divisive rhetoric by Waters, who has been an unhinged Trump critic from the start, and others comes on the heels of top Trump administration officials — including White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — being disrespectfully treated while dining out.
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