Congresswoman Maxine Waters says that she has canceled two upcoming events due to a “very serious death threat.” Waters claims this threat was prompted by President Donald Trump and his “lie” about her.
"As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, while also offering a veiled threat that I should 'be careful', even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office," said Waters.
"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 canceled (sic) this weekend," she continued.
"This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm."
The US Capitol Police do not comment on ongoing investigations and have provided no further details of the alleged death threat.
Last week, Sen. Maxine Waters (D-CA) unleashed a hate-filled speech outside the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday.
Waters called for liberal supporters everywhere to harass members of Trump’s administration whenever they are seen in public.
Hear what she had to say in the video below.
“For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they are not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they are not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they aren't going to be able to shop in a department store,” Waters said.
“The people are going to turn on them, they are going to protest, they are going to absolutely harass them,” she concluded.
On Monday, Waters responded to her comments on MSNBC. “I did not call for harm for anybody,” said Waters. “The president lied again.”
“But let’s not talk about that. Let’s focus on the children. That’s what this is all about,” she continued. “It is about the fact that children have been snatched from their parents’ arms.”
“They don’t really say I’m out of line. What they do is try to find a way talk about civility without attacking me or anybody else as the leader of the Democratic Party,” Waters said.