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Thu Jun 28, 2018, 02:28 PM

Rep. Maxine Waters cancels Birmingham trip due to security concerns

Source: AL.com, by Jonece Starr Dunigan

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, has cancelled a planned trip to Birmingham due to security concerns. She was scheduled to speak Friday at an annual conference for black female politicians, local officials and community leaders.

Waters was supposed to address an audience of black women for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women's Annual Legislative Conference, which starts today and ends Sunday. But NOBEL President Karen Camper, a state representative from Tennessee, confirmed that Waters was no longer coming because of security reasons. Details about the safety concerns have not been released and it's not known if a specific threat were made.

Waters' cancellation comes during a time when both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are criticizing remarks she made during an immigration rally telling citizens to publicly confront members of President Donald Trump's administration. Her statement was made in response to Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from families at the Mexico border.

"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up," Waters said during the rally. "And if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in 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 they're not welcome anymore, anywhere. We've got to get the children connected to their parents."


Read the rest at: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/06/rep_maxine_waters_cancels_birm.html

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Thu Jun 28, 2018, 02:55 PM

1. So Sarah Huckster Sanders Rates Secret Service Protection - Yet....

a sitting Congresswoman has to cancel a trip due to threats?

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Thu Jun 28, 2018, 03:04 PM

2. This was probably to be expected

Once Maxine called for Trump administration to be confronted wherever they show up in public by a crowd to push back against them, it could be expected that she would likely receive the same treatment.

Maxine has been clear she wasn't advocating violence.

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