The congresswoman who called for resistance activists to harass and confront members of the Trump administration is none-too-thrilled to find herself on the receiving end of targeted protests.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., warned supporters this week to stay away from her district office in Los Angeles, explaining that she had received word that the Oath Keepers, a 35,000-member national organization made up of former military and law enforcement officers, is planning demonstrations against her.
“I am requesting those individuals and groups planning a counter-protest to not be baited into confronting the Oath Keepers with any demonstrations in opposition – such an occurrence would only exacerbate tensions and increase the potential for conflict,” the congresswoman said late Wednesday in a statement published on Facebook. . . .
It’s worth pointing out here that the Oath Keepers call specifically for a “protest outside Maxine Waters’ District Office in Los Angeles,” which is her place of work, and a hell of a lot less dangerous than what the congresswoman called for earlier this year.
“[I]f you see anybody from [the Trump] 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,” she told supporters at a rally.
Well, at least the Oath Keepers won’t be burning a flag outside her office, like her supporters did.
There’s an old joke about a boy who complains to his mother that his little sister keeps pulling his hair.
“Oh,” responds the mother, “she doesn’t know that it hurts.”
A few minutes later, the mother hears the girl scream and runs into the other room. “She knows now,” the boy explains.