California Congresswoman Maxine Waters continued to take heat from members of her own party this week, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasting her harsh anti-Trump rhetoric as “not American.”
The New York Senator slammed Waters’ comments on the Senate floor just hours after she called for the public harassment of top Trump officials at “gasoline stations” and “restaurants.”
“No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right. That’s not American,” he said. “The president’s tactics and behavior should never be emulated. It should be repudiated by organized, well informed and passionate advocacy.”
Schumer’s comments echo similar statements made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Monday, who called Waters’ call-to-action completely “unacceptable.”
“Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea,” she said.