Rep. Maxine Waters Responds To Death Threats: ‘If You Shoot Me, You Better Shoot Straight’

Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants her critics to know that she isn’t going away anytime soon.

Waters has been on the receiving end of death threats and criticism after calling for the public to “push back” on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy that separates families.

“I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” Waters told a crowd during Los Angeles rally this weekend.

“All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal,” she said.

President Donald Trump directly threatened Waters for her words against his administration earlier this week.

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!”

Since then Waters has had to field death threats, even canceling two public events this weekend after receiving a “very serious death threat,” according to her office.  She says that the president’s claims are inaccurate.

“As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, while also offering a veiled threat that I should ‘be careful’, even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office,” Waters said in a statement