Rep. Maxine Waters Cancels Events After Increase Of Death Threats

California Rep. Maxine Waters says she has seen an increase in death threats since she encouraged folks who are opposed to the antics of the Trump Administration to harass high-profile people working for Trump if they spot them at restaurants and other public places.

President Trump wasn’t happy with Rep. Waters’ comments, which came right after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders was told to leave a Virginia restaurant because she worked for Trump.

Trump in turn called Waters “a very low IQ” person and claimed she was calling for harm against his supporters.

Rep. Waters, who has become a beloved figure on the political left due to her firebrand speeches and her staunch opposition to Trump–she has consistently called for his impeachment, and publicly asked him to resign office–said she had to cancel an appearance in Texas over a death threat that she said was very serious.

Saying Trump’s tweet was to blame for the threat, Rep. Waters said “even more individuals are leaving threatening messages and sending hostile mail to my office.”

“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 cancelled this weekend,” Waters said in a statement.

Capital Hill Police are reportedly investigating the threats against Congresswoman Waters.

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