Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh said that Republicans were "hypocritical" to condemn Rep. Maxine Waters' call for her supporters to "absolutely harass" Trump administration officials in public.

Waters (D-Calif.) made the remarks Saturday on MSNBC, expressing the hope that Trump officials won't "be able to go to a restaurant" or "stop at a gas station," and that people are going to "turn on them."

Marsh said on "America's Newsroom" that Waters' remarks were a consequence of President Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy with migrant families at the border.

"I think it's very rich for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and other Republicans to call upon Maxine Waters and others to have a level of conduct and behavior they have not demanded from Donald Trump for three years," Marsh said.


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Earlier Monday on "America's Newsroom," Rep. McCarthy implored Waters to "apologize to the American public" for her comments.

"People who claim tolerance seem to be the most intolerant in this process," he said.



Marsh added that kicking out White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders from a Virginia restaurant was "a small price to pay" for migrant families being separated at the border.

Marsh said that President Trump has gone "to the lowest point" in the past three years when it comes to his behavior and rhetoric. 

"It is hypocritical to ask after three years of comments by Donald Trump -- who has slandered pretty much everybody at this point -- to ask people to behave differently," she said.

Lisa Boothe pushed back, asking Marsh whether she was effectively standing by Waters' comments. 

"I am standing by the fact that everybody has a right in a democracy to raise their voices and make their complaints," Marsh countered.

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UPDATE: President Trump responded to Waters on Twitter Monday afternoon, calling her "an extraordinarily low IQ person."


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