The Five: 'Divisive' Maxine Waters Turns Attention to Her Own Party Leadership
The panel on The Five reacted to how California Rep. Maxine Waters turned her attention to criticisms coming from within her own party, after she called for her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public.
"Leadership like [New York Sen.] Chuck Schumer will do anything they think is necessary to protect their leadership," she said on MSNBC over the weekend.
Waters, a South Los Angeles Democrat, also said she would not be "intimidated by the likes of Donald Trump" either.
"He will not stop me," she said, adding that Trump should not be president.
She told supporters at a weekend rally that if someone tried to assassinate her, that person had better "shoot straight because there’s nothing like a wounded animal."
Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco have said they do not condone the harassment of political foes, but echo Waters' disdain for Trump.
Chris Stirewalt said Republicans want Waters to "keep talking" but that Democratic leaders see her as accumulating "too much heat" against their party.
Dana Perino said rhetoric from Waters and others may be getting to be "too much," after a man was arrested for threatening to murder Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and "chop up" his family with an ax.
Juan Williams agreed that there is too much discord in politics, and thanked Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas) for saying that he does not agree with Waters' politics but that people should not resort to threats of violence.
Kimberly Guilfoyle said that Waters continues to be "divisive" and act in a manner "completely lacking in civility."
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