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Congresswoman Maxine Waters did not mince words on Saturday as she addressed the death threats she’s received since calling on Americans to harass Trump administration officials.
“If you shoot at me, you better shoot straight. There’s nothing like a wounded animal,” Waters told the crowd at a Los Angeles “Families Belong Together” rally. The demonstration was part of nationwide protest against Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
“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,” the California Democrat said at another Los Angeles rally last week.
Trump—never one to pass up a chance to bully a black woman—drew attention to Waters’ remarks on his Twitter account.
“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party,” wrote Trump Wednesday afternoon, adding a veiled threat towards Waters.
“She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement,” Trump said. “Be careful what you wish for Max!”
As Waters underscored the urgency of reuniting more than 2,000 migrant children forcibly separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, she made clear she wasn’t going anywhere.
“We have some members of Congress who are intimidated,” said Waters. “I have no fear, I’m in this fight.”
This article originally appeared on The Root.