A Democrat from California distanced herself from earlier threats she made to hold a grudge against anyone who helped the former president stay in the Oval Office.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) accepted no responsibility for encouraging the general public to approach and bully Trump supporters back in 2018.
“As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they are not welcome,” she said according to Fox News. “[I said,] ‘Talk to them. Tell them they are not welcome.’ I did not say, ‘Go and fight.’ I did not say anybody was going to have any violence and so they cannot make that stick.”
Waters also suggested Republicans should do everything possible to distance themselves from former President Donald Trump who she called a disgraceful individual.
“The Republicans should be afraid, not only about the destruction of our democracy but if they continue to support him and allowed themselves to be guided by him, they are going to have to live with a president that dictates to them every vote they can take, every vote they cannot take,” she said. “He is going to be in their primaries. They will be owned by this dishonorable human being.”
The remarks came after President Trump’s lead attorney confirmed he would bring up Waters’s alleged incitement of violence during the upcoming U.S. Senate impeachment trial.
“I think you can count on that,” Rogers Castor Partner Bruce Castor Jr. told the “Ingraham Angle.” “If my eyes look a little red to the viewers, it is because I have been looking at a lot of video the last several days.”
Castor Jr. revealed it was actually Democrats that cheered on extreme anarchist protesters who were burning down cities, attacking court houses, and assaulting federal agents.
“Rioters cheered on by Democrats throughout the country,” he said. “Many of them in Washington using really the most inflammatory rhetoric that’s possible to use and … when you have the president of the United States give a speech, and say you should peacefully make your thinking known to the people in Congress, he is all of a sudden a villain.”
He believes Waters and her colleagues are simply trying to divert attention from the fact impeachment managers do not have a strong case, and are merely trying to sensationalize the Senate trial.
“It is all a prosecutor’s trick,” he said. “When you do not have a good case you just put up all of the really flashy stuff and kind of smooth over the fact that it does not really connect to the guy that is on trial.”