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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Black Democrats Want To Know Why You’re Not Standing Up For Maxine Waters
Ed. Can you IMAGINE the media reaction if a Republican--or a conservative-- had advised violence against liberals?
The following article appeared in Buzzfeed on July 12th
Top Democrats and
lawmakers of the Congressional Black Caucus are questioning nonblack members of
the House Democratic caucus who haven’t stepped up to publicly defend Maxine
Maxine Waters: SUUUPER Genius
They are also stewing
behind the scenes over public rebukes from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, according to three sources familiar
with internal conversations.
In particular, at
least two black lawmakers were said to be angered by Pelosi’s usage of the
phrase “make America beautiful again” in her tweet on the subject.
In the crucial months ahead,
we must strive to make America beautiful again. 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.
Democratic Rep. Maxine
Waters encourages her supporters to harass Trump administration officials https://cnn.it/2tsBop8
Late last month,
Waters encouraged people to confront and protest members of the Trump
administration while speaking a rally against family separations at the border.
“Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. 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,” she said. “And you push back on
them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
The comments landed
amid public confrontations of administration figures like Sarah Huckabee
Sanders, and put Waters directly in the center of a complex national debate:
What constitutes a peaceful protest? Civility? When, if ever, do the tenuous
bounds of peace and disruption in protest veer off into harassment? And what
aspects of these dynamics are racial?
Waters, the face of
the Trump resistance, has gone through it since. In response to Waters,
President Trump tweeted a response saying that Waters had called for “harm” to the
“Make America Great Again movement,” and followed it with a veiled threat. He’s
called Waters “an extraordinarily low IQ person”; a California district
attorney, Michael Selyem, in a video called her a “loud-mouthed cunt,” adding,
“in the ghetto, you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now.” A
conservative watchdog group called for an investigation into her behavior and
accused her of inciting “mob violence”; an Arizona Republican introduced a
Only existing picture of Waters with her mouth CLOSED
For black Democrats,
though, vociferously defending Waters is not a political wager.
chair of Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote and the National Convener of the Black
Women's Roundtable, helped create a coalition that wrote to Pelosi and Schumer,
expressing full support for Waters. The letter was first reported by CNN. Another letter in the
same vein is either being drafted or in the process of being sent to House
Speaker Paul Ryan, with signatories again voicing their full support for the
California lawmaker, Campbell said.
“All she said was
that [people] should use their first amendment rights," Campbell told
BuzzFeed News. “There’s nothing new about using your voice and speaking up so
that they know how you feel. But if you didn’t know what she meant after she
clarified, all you’d have to do is look at her history. She’s never advocated
The politics around
Waters, and the ensuing civility debate, have been playing out in
Massachusetts, where a black woman politician, Ayanna Pressley, is challenging
incumbent Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano, who Waters has backed. The race highlights another part of the
larger debate: What does the posture that you take against what the Trump
administration says to your constituents, and about your opinion of the
“In the case of
Congressman Capuano, this is one of those times that if Congresswoman Maxine
Waters stands with you, you should stand with her,” said Tiffany D. Cross, a
political analyst and founder of the Beat DC, which focuses on people of color
and issues of color in politics.
It’s also why they
were particularly irked by a report in the Boston Herald. Though Capuano told the
Herald that constituents approached him — “I get talked to when I go shopping
and when I go out to dinner. As long as people are respectful in their
commentary, I don’t mind it. That’s part of being a public official” — the
Herald described him as not seeing political value in confrontations as a
“It would appear to
be a one-way street of support,” as it concerned Capuano, said Lauren Victoria
Burke, a Democratic strategist, and political commentator.
Capuano’s lack of support to the “erroneous” decision of Pelosi and Schumer to
alienate Waters, a national figure symbolic of the party’s two biggest assets
as she views them: the Trump resistance and black women. “One would have to ask
Capuano to find out why that is, just as someone would have to ask why Pelosi
and Schumer thought it was a good communications strategy to step out against
Symone Sanders, the
Democratic political strategist and analyst called the lack of support for
Waters from Capuano and nonblack members of the Democratic caucus “a deafening
Responding to an
email from BuzzFeed News for clarification on what was meant by not seeing
political value in the confrontation, Capuano said through a spokesperson that
he is “proud to stand with leaders like Maxine Waters, one of our nation’s toughest
fighters against inequality, and a champion of everything I believe in.” He did
not say, however, whether or not he agreed with the substance of Waters’
comments, the ones about confronting Trump administration officials. He also
did not say whether he didn’t defend her from attacks because he believed, as Pelosi and Schumer did, that they deserved a reprimand.
“The most important
fight right now is to stop Donald Trump’s destructive policies, and I’m on the
front lines, working to protect immigrant rights, health care, housing, civil
rights, and more — the values that matter to the people of the 7th District,”
Pressley has aligned
herself with Waters.
In a statement to
BuzzFeed News, she said Waters should not be “dismissed,” but rather
“appreciated” for her statements about confronting Trump administration
officials, which serve as “calling us to the task of direct action when
She echoed similar
notes about her thoughts when humanity and dignity are under attack. Creating
discomfort, she said, is a political necessity.
“I have no doubt that
the activism and civil disobedience of Martin Luther King Jr., Dolores Huerta,
and Claudette Colvin also made many uncomfortable,” Pressley went on to tell
BuzzFeed News. “That is both intentional and core to forcing hard conversations
that create a more just and humane nation. Until the rights and dignity of all
are recognized, these times cry out for more voices and our collective action.”
Together, Capuano and
Waters sit on the House Financial Services Committee. Capuano earned his
endorsements being a good friend and advocate; Capitol Hill insiders say that
Capuano is one of the members that black members of Congress can count on the
most and that he knows how to move around Congress.
That was the biggest
reason people gave for why the Congressional Black Caucus’s political arm
endorsed Capuano over Pressley, politically connected black Democrats in
Washington say. But Waters took a hit on social media after endorsing Capuano,
mostly from young people who did not like that Waters elected not to support a
young black woman, at a time when women and people of color — especially black
women — are trying to move from important constituency to positions of power.
But it’s not clear if
Capuano’s public statements about civility annoyed Waters. It's also not known
how much her colleagues' nonreaction to the fallout from her statements is
playing with her, either. She also basks in the adoration of young politicos
who seem, by and large, to be backing Pressley instead of Capuano — what of that,
too? Calls from BuzzFeed News to Waters' office went unreturned.