It looks like the dirty tricksters who scare the daylights out of public officials and Planned Parenthood have put Mad Maxine Waters in the crosshairs. Her office in Los Angeles was the subject of an anthrax scare on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Fire Department has determined there is no hazard after responding to reports of a suspicious package at the building where Rep. Maxine Waters’ district offices are located.
The package reportedly was labeled “anthrax,” according to fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.The department responded just before 3 p.m. local time. It reported no patients required evaluation. The fire department began leaving the scene about 4:38 p.m. local time, according to a statement from the department.
“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. 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,” Waters said, responding to frustration over Trump administration immigration policies that had led to the separation of undocumented migrant families at the border.
Never mind that those policies preceded Trump’s time in office. Oh, no. Let’s just blame him for every mess he predecessors left behind.
Ms. Waters claims that the threats to her and her supporters have increased during Trump’s time in office.
“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,” she said in a June statement.“There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled this weekend,” the statement continued. “This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm.”
It is a sad truth of public life today, the threats. Maybe if Mad Maxine can’t take the heat, she should get out of the fire of politics.