Auntie Maxine Says She Ain't Scared Of Nothing: ‘If You Shoot At Me, You Better Shoot Straight’
Her words at the Families Belong Together rally in LA.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters isn't backing down from no one.
After the seasoned congresswoman received a slew of death threats for calling for increased resistance to Trump's administration, Waters defiantly spoke at an anti-family separation rally to prove she isn't afraid.
Waters took part in Saturday's Families Belong Together rally in Los Angeles in response to President Donald Trump's "Zero Tolerance" immigration policy.
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“I know there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” she said.
“All I have to say is this: if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal,” Waters warned.
In the past few days, members of the Trump administration has been confronted on the streets for working and supporting the harsh policies put forth by the administration. Most notably, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia because workers felt uncomfortable by her presence.
Waters encouraged liberals to keep the pressure up through protest — not violence as many on the Right claimed.
"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up," Waters told a crowd, according to CNN.
"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."
This call of action sparked an influx of threats — including a tweet from Trump — forcing the congresswoman to cancel two events, Blavity reported.
Here is Waters' speech below:
'If you shoot me, you better shoot straight. There's nothing like a wounded animal.' — Rep. #MaxineWaters had a powerful message for those threatening her 💥💥🤦🏾♀️ #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch pic.twitter.com/uU4YWbVhjR— Black Lives Matter 🏴 (@blm_voice) July 1, 2018'
REP. @MAXINEWATERS: Let #Trump call me whatever he wants to call me. Let him say whatever he wants to say. He will not stop me. He cannot cause me to shut down. That's what they would like to do... But he can't do that to me. I won't stand for it #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/oXi7IuSCDd— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) July 1, 2018'