Rep. Maxine Waters Under Fire for Saying Members of Trump Administration Should be Harassed in Public

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is under fire for saying that members of the Trump administration should be heckled when out in public.

“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, who has called for President Donald Trump to be impeached, told supporters over the weekend.

Trump responded, calling Waters “extraordinarily low IQ” and saying that she was calling for harm to his supporters.

Waters’ call to heckle Trump officials comes a week after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and senior adviser to the president Stephen Miller were both confronted by protesters while eating at Mexican restaurants.

And a similar incident occurred over the weekend when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va.

On Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted out a statement that didn’t mention Waters by name but was seen by some as a slap on the wrist of the Democratic lawmaker.

“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again,” Pelosi said. “Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.”

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SOURCE: NBC News, Jacob Taylor