Skip to comments.Rep. Maxine Waters cancels Birmingham trip due to security concerns
Posted on 06/28/2018 10:29:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, has cancelled a planned trip to Birmingham due to security concerns. She was scheduled to speak Friday at an annual conference for black female politicians, local officials and community leaders.
Waters was supposed to address an audience of black women for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women's Annual Legislative Conference, which starts today and ends Sunday. But NOBEL President Karen Camper, a state representative from Tennessee, confirmed that Waters was no longer coming because of security reasons. Details about the safety concerns have not been released and it's not known if a specific threat were made.
Waters' cancellation comes during a time when both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are criticizing remarks she made during an immigration rally telling citizens to publicly confront members of President Donald Trump's administration. Her statement was made in response to Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from families at the Mexico border.
"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up," Waters said during the rally. "And 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. We've got to get the children connected to their parents."
Multiple lawmakers, such as House Majority Kevin McCarthy, have asked Waters to apologize for her statements.
"We have to have civility," McCarthy told Fox News during an interview on Monday. "I can disagree with somebody philosophically, but to personally attack -- to remove somebody and not serve them? What's interesting to me, the people who claim tolerance seem to be the most intolerant in this process."
Maybe her mouth was too big to fit into that city.
What happened to the skunk when the wind changed?
Oh noes!! I hope she’ll be okay with her security guard around her at all times.
So.....she wants to harass others but can’t take it herself? The hypocrisy of these people is beyond comprehension!
Ha! Love this!!
“What’s interesting to me, the people who claim tolerance seem to be the most intolerant in this process.”
I don’t know what she’s thinking. Nobody on God’s green earth would mistake her as a Trump supporter or an American for that matter.
What else is there to say other than
Regular members of congress have no security or bodyguards assigned to them, only the leadership has those.
Racist and sexist.
Waters was supposed to address an audience of black women for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women’s Annual Legislative Conference, which starts today and ends Sunday. But NOBEL President Karen Camper, a state representative from Tennessee, confirmed that Waters was no longer coming because of security reasons.
Not safe from her own followers...
Breaking down the population from the 2010 census shows that 75% of Birminghams total population is Black or African America. Approximately 22% are White, 3.6% are Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% are Native American, 1% are mixed race, and 2.1% are another race.
Hmmmmmmm. What is the security problem of a city that is 78 percent minority.......Interesting she is so scared.
Are these the NOBELs that gave Bonzo the prize?
“Waters was no longer coming because of security reasons.”
Who could possibly wish ill on that dear, lovable, sweet little old lady?
I can’t believe she hasn’t demanded and not gotten security guards. Maybe out of the DNC, Soros or her own pocket, I don’t know. I have no knowledge either way but the makes herself a BIG target with her mouth.
I call BS.
This is happening to make it look like those Irredeemable Deplorables are waiting to harm the best thing that ever happened to the Republicans in the Mid Term Election Cycle.
Heck, I’ll chip in and buy Mad Max a new Bullhorn.
Afraid she might be mobbed?
The reason the Republicans at the softball game weren’t all slaughtered by that Bernie Bro is that Scalise was in the leadership and had police assigned to him.
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