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Rep. Maxine Waters, whose call for public protests of Trump administration officials riled the president’s base, said Thursday that she had to cancel events in Texas and Alabama after receiving threats of bodily harm and death.

“There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled this weekend,” Waters said in the statement.

The California Democrat also said in her statement that after Donald Trump took aim at her Monday on Twitter, “even more individuals are leaving threatening messages and sending hostile mail to my office.”

Trump’s tweet in question called Waters “an extraordinarily low IQ person” and warned her to “be careful what you wish for.”

According to CNN, Waters said in the statement that Capitol Police are investigating several other threats in which people have vowed “to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm.”

Waters was scheduled to speak Friday at the annual legislative conference of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women in Birmingham, Ala. The organization’s president, Karen Camper, told the Alabama news website AL.com that Waters had canceled her appearance because of security concerns.

The details of Waters’ Texas event were not immediately known.

The news comes on the same day that a gunman opened fire in the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, killing five people and gravely injuring several others.

On his radio show Thursday afternoon, Fox News host Sean Hannity appeared to suggest that Waters was partly responsible for the shooting.

“I’ve been saying now for days that something horrible was going to happen because of the rhetoric,” he said. “Really, Maxine?”

For the record, the suspect in the Annapolis shooting had a personal gripe against the newspaper that pre-dates Trump’s presidency. According to the Twitter account of alleged gunman Jerrod Ramos, he had been threatening violence toward Capital Gazette journalists since at least 2013.

 

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23 thoughts on “Maxine Waters Cancels Events Amid Death Threats

  1. African American Woman on said:

    Again…if Maxine Waters wants to make uber controversial comments publicly,she like anyone else, must be prepared for blowback. I,for one, think she’s trying to stay relevant and stay in office, but that’s politics for. I don’t get this thing about how some people can say and do what they want and think that they can force everyone to agree with them…that thinking works for NO ONE.

    • Olivebeauty on said:

      African American woman, does that go 4 trump too? During his campaign, he was very violent. Hespoke of beating innocent people up. Congresswoman waters said we should confront them not harm them like yoursavior trump.

      • African American Woman on said:

        Sure does…the thing is that I can stay on the topic at hand…deflection isn’t one of my strong points fortunately.

      • African American Woman on said:

        Besides, I don’t have or need a saviour because unlike you, I think for myself…and I’m a registered Democrat…take your no nothing head out of Trump’s ass and occupy your time with something important.

  2. SheCat54 on said:

    If we could get rid of jhuf whatever the F that stands for off this sight we could have some peace to talk about theses fools and their evil acts they commit against us. He’s fat drinks mountain dew by the liters and loves fried chicken and watermelon.

  3. SheCat54 on said:

    That’s the first thing peckerwoods spit out their foul EVIL mouths! they can’t handle strong brown skin people. Time for us to call their bluff kill us we kill some of you coward! Maxian Waters will get my vote. Time to put an end to putting theses DUMB fu**k ups in office and expecting them to do anything for brown skin people (not mexicans) Peckerwoods are fu** ups plan and true. They fu*k up everything they are involved in. The world is the way it is because of their evil ways but, the fools are to dumb to see their doom is coming and fast! Gun laws are for everyone. Remember all brown skin don’t have criminal backgrounds. Thanks peckerwoods.

  4. Germaine on said:

    Maxine is yesterday. Unfortunately we don’t have many black leaders that have the wisdom to take advantage of the benefits of working in a positive manner with others. Common sense tells us that getting along with people that can help us is the best way to improve our lives. The idea to push back on people who can help us is pretty stupid really. If we really don’t know where to turn, try turning to God. He created all of us and the Bible is a great handbook on how to do life. Your friend, Germaine Johnson

    • Eagleye on said:

      You shouldn’t have canceled Maxine. White folks, fart through their mouths. To proclaim I’m going to harm you, would be suicidal. Their dumb, but not that dumb. To kill a US official, come on. Just someone getting off on the attention. Black people, arm yourselves legally. Be ready for bullshit. Then repeat, I felt threatened. Then blow their ass straight to hell!

      • jhuf on said:

        Considering the number of black convicted felons not everyone will have the luxury of arming themselves, that exacerbated by liberal/black governed areas wanting to disarm law-abiding citizens, now to the irony Mad Max had to cancel because of the Horseshit
        that came from the mouth of Max the horses ass, now as far as white people being dumb/suicidal and threatening officials I guess you were unconscious from swelling those farts when
        the white man shot the congressmen at the baseball field a couple of years ago cause it sure didn’t deter him

      • SheCat54 on said:

        YES! Ignore the dumb ass clowns that come on here and spit the same old crap! They are just dumb and don’t know how to do right. Peckerwoods need to stay off this sight this is good example of how we can’t have any kind of peace because they always got to be where they know their not wanted and yes peckerwoods you are not wanted. Go back to africa!

    • Bytch stfu!! You don’t see nothing this idiot does deplorable. It’s ok for his bullying tactics and ppl are suppose to turn a blind eye. Ain’t gonna happen. We will stand up to whitey, today, tomorrow, and any other day. The days of silently protesting, are over!!!!

      • jhuf on said:

        Well silent protest in the black community has been over for a long time
        Do you not see how you burn down your black owned neighborhood stores and businesses then have to go buy from the white and asian giving your money to him.
        as far as “bullying” Ol Colt 45 Max statred it with her “impeach 45” dribble

      • @ jhuf u knw nothing about me. I’m not burning down shit. U trumpeters don’t think that idiot does any wrong. He’s the one trying to make the media the enemy. He’s the one sprewing hate daily. He’s the one inciting violence. This country’s chickens are coming home to roost.

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