At a Saturday “Keep Families Together” rally in Los Angeles, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) cheered recent incidents where members of the Trump administration were protested in public spaces or asked to leave businesses, saying she “has no sympathy for these people.”
“You think we’re rallying now? You ain’t seen nothing yet,” she said to a passionate crowd. “Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants … protesters taking up at their house saying ‘no peace, no sleep.’”
Waters referred to recent incidents where Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia and protesters gathered to play audio of crying immigrant children outside of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s home.
“I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it is wrong what they’re doing on so many fronts, but they tend to not want to confront this President,” Waters continued at the rally.
“For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him they’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store, the people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the President ‘no I can’t hang with you, this is wrong this is unconscionable and we can’t keep doing this to children,'” she said.
She encouraged listeners to join the movement by using public shunning as a form of protest.
History is “not going to be kind to this administration,” she warned. “We want history to record that we stood up, that we pushed back, that we fought and that we did not consider ourselves victims of this President.”
Watch her speech here.