(FiveNation.com)- Far-left Rep. Maxine Waters of California falsely claimed recently that she has never encouraged people to be violent or intimidate Trump supporters, despite video footage showing that she has.
During an interview on MSNBC on Sunday, Waters even referenced the video in which she called on left-wing activists to intimidate Trump supporters.
“As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they’re not welcome. ‘Talk to them. Tell them they’re not welcome.’ I didn’t say, ‘Go and fight.’ I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence,” she said. “And so they can’t make that stick.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 8, 2021
But if you take a look at the video, it’s pretty clear what Waters is calling for. See for yourself.
The same Maxine Waters that went on Joy Reid’s show to offer a venomous screed about how Republicans exist to threaten her life said this, calling for harassment and violence against Trump officials in June 2018.
It’s safe to say Joy Reid also supported that. pic.twitter.com/QITIOy8bz5
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 3, 2021
In the clip, filmed in June 2018, Waters can be heard telling the crowd to “push back” on anybody from the Trump administration.
“Push back” is as strong a term as “go and fight,” but Waters failed to mention that one in her interview.
Meanwhile, Democrats have formed an entire impeachment hearing of former President Donald Trump based on his call for supporters to “fight like hell” for democracy, claiming that he meant the word “fight” literally.
Doesn’t that mean Waters also meant “push back” literally?
PolitiFact also came to Waters’ defense, and incorrectly claimed that Waters didn’t say that Trump supporters are “not welcome here.”
See their tweet:
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) February 8, 2021
And then take another look and hear Waters say it.
How come Democrats aren’t inciting violence when they call for violence, but when President Donald Trump calls for voters to “fight like hell” for election integrity, they call it an insurrection?
Former President Trump is currently the focus of a fresh impeachment trial in the Senate, with Democrats alleging that he incited an insurrection for objecting to the 2020 presidential election results.
During 2020, Democrats largely ignored an estimated $2 billion in damage caused by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Democrat-incited riots.