Black female leaders and allies expressed their “deep disappointment” with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer with regards to “recent failure to protect” Rep. Maxine Waters “from unwarranted attacks within the Trump administration whilst others in the GOP.”
“We email share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to safeguard Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks with the Trump Administration while others within the GOP,” girls wrote in a letter sent Tuesday. “That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her to be ‘uncivil’ and ‘un-American.'”
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“In the process, we know this mischaracterizes her proactive approach for peaceful democratic assembly additionally, the exercise of her constitutional rights to free speech in support of defenseless immigrant children along with their families,” the letter continued.
Waters (D-Calif.) a few weeks ago urged opponents of President Donald Trump to protest men and women his Cabinet wherever they encounter them. Pelosi and Schumer have distanced themselves from the comments, with the House Minority Leader asking to conduct elections in ways that "achieves unity."
In an announcement released Wednesday, Pelosi said: "Congresswoman Maxine Waters is usually a valued leader whose passionate necessitate family reunification should be heard without any threats to her safety.
“Donald Trump has sullied the bully pulpit with reckless disregard for your safety of others … He should stop his attacks on Congresswoman Waters and all Persons in Congress, the disposable press, and all of Americans who may have the correct and also the responsibility to convey the male mind."
Trump has since attacked Waters on Twitter and through rallies and called her the new “face on the Democrats.”
The California lawmaker has stated she didn’t encourage that you "harm" Trump administration officials.