Maxine Waters was talking up a storm this past weekend. She was claiming that Trump supporters should be hassled by the public.
In case you haven’t heard the comment to encourage bad behavior:
“I have no sympathy for these people…these members of his cabinet who remain and try to defend him (Trump), 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. They’re going to protest. They’re absolutely going to harass them.”
She acted all high and mighty when she said it and since she lives off in a mansion in a gated community, she probably thought she was safe from face to face criticism. But one investigative journalist, Laura Loomer, decided to pressure Waters to answer some questions. She caught Waters off guard, and you can tell she was in no way ready to respond to the journalist’s questions.
Loomer: “Hi, Congressman Waters, Hi. My name is Laura Loomer, I’m an investigative journalist. You just recently made some comments in which you encouraged-”
Waters: “Who are you?” Who are you darling? Who are you?”
Loomer: “My name is Laura Loomer. I am a Trump Supporter. I’m also a conservative journalist.
Waters: “Ok, Ok. Come to my office I’ll be happy to sit down with you.”
Loomer then proceeds to try and ask Waters some questions about how she encouraged people to harass conservatives. Maxine repeats herself over and over again looking a little rattled. She makes wide hand gestures and tries to block the camera with her papers while repeating herself, including the phrase “please be civil.”
Watch the Publically Released Segment Of The Encounter Below. ( To watch the full video click here )
The fact that she would tell Loomer to “Please be civil.” is the best part. As it goes to show that she expects to be treated well when she wants Republicans and Trump Supporters to be harassed in the streets. Throughout the video, she looks like she is not handling the questioning well. She seems distressed at the simple confrontation. I wonder how she would handle the treatment she encourages.
Only when Waters reaches the members-only elevator does she find relief. She then gives a grin when Loomer is told she’s not allowed on the elevator. “Waters smiles and says, “You can’t go up there.”