On Sunday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) defended herself amid criticism of her controversial calls to harass members of President Donald Trump’s administration.
After her comments, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) derided her comments as “unacceptable”:
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. https://t.co/vlpqOBLK4R
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 25, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) also the calls as “not American.”
Waters responded during an appearance on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” saying she was “surprised” by Schumer’s comments and suspects Democratic leaders are doing “anything” to keep their power.
“One of the things I recognize, being an elected official, is in the final analysis, you know, leadership like Chuck Schumer’s will do anything that they think is necessary to protect their leadership,” the California congresswoman said.
Maxine Waters slams fellow Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, saying they “will do anything” to protect themselves.
This is the moment we have long awaited. pic.twitter.com/M55O5TpEh4
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) July 1, 2018