[The Post Millennial] In 2018, both Rep. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for violence against elected leaders.
They wanted their constituents to give a wake-up call to those congressmen and Cabinet members who were allied with the Trump administration, and they believed that violence was the way to do it. They said so outright.
Speaking to supporters at the 2018 National Conference on Ending Homeless and Capitol Hill Day, Booker called for those who attended his speech to go to Capitol Hill and “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”
“That’s my call to action here,” Booker said. “Please, don’t just come here today and go home, go to the Hill today. Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople.”
Waters was more aggressive, and applauded actions already taken against cabinet officials, saying to a crowd of cheering supporters
“Already you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants, who have protesters taking up at their house saying ‘no peace, no sleep,’ ‘no peace, no sleep.’ And guess what? We’re gonna win this battle because while you try and quote the bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the bible.
“God is on our side,” Waters said, invoking an age-old mantra to gain supporters to a cause. “On the side of the children, on the side of what’s right, on the side of what’s honorable, on the side of understanding that if we can’t protect the children we can’t protect anybody. And so let’s stay the course.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, at a department store, at a gasoline station, let’s stay the course! Let’s make sure we have to show up wherever we have to show up!”
“And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, at a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them that they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere…”
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Libby Emmons and first published at The Post Millennial]