Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) claims anybody who supports the construction of a wall at the southern border is not a patriot — and, in fact, does not love America.
Waters was speaking at a rally to protest the president’s declaration of a national emergency to build the border wall.
The rally was held outside Los Angeles City Hall on Presidents Day.
“This president is trying to keep a campaign promise to all of those people that he swore he would build a wall!” she said, as if keeping campaign promises is a terrible thing.
“Those people who want the wall are not patriots,” Waters also asserted.
“They are not people who love this country. They are not people who stand up for what’s right!”
Quite the scene outside #LA City Hall where Congresswoman Maxine Waters & Trump protesters clashed with a counter-protester over @realDonaldTrump‘s emergency declaration along the southern border. .@RepMaxineWaters calls it a “#FakeEmergency” pic.twitter.com/mKLE6zBull
— James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) February 19, 2019
First of all, people who want the wall are the true patriots in this equation.
Second, these true patriots do indeed love the country, hence their concern with what is clearly a national emergency and the urgency in protecting the American people.
And third, the chutzpah to declare people who want law and order returned to our nation, who want to stop criminals and terror threats from crossing our borders, who want people to legally immigrate, as unable to “stand up for what’s right” is astounding.
Making it easier for people to break the law is not “standing up for what is right.” If anything, it amounts to being an accessory to the crime.
Democrat version of patriotism. It’s amusing to listen to a Democrat lawmaker lecture conservatives on what true patriotism is all about.
Aside from some who believe impeaching Trump is their patriotic duty, a good portion of the “resistance party” actually does view illegal immigration as an American virtue.
Maxine Waters’ comments echo those made by others in her party — from Establishment Democrats like Nancy Pelosi to far-Left radicals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Ocasio-Cortez believes illegals are more American than the president and his supporters.
Ocasio-Cortez says economic migrants who are attempting to enter the country, many of them illegally, are “more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be” pic.twitter.com/zyPXHqEzOW
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 9, 2019
Pelosi, meanwhile, has referred to so-called dreamers as patriotic. She encouraged lawmakers to “pass the Dream Act” as a means of protecting “the patriotic young undocumented immigrants who came here as children.”
Trump supporter in the crowd. Things got heated at the Waters rally when a Trump supporter entered the crowd wearing a MAGA hat and carrying a flag.
Her “patriotic” followers tried shouting him down, cursing him out, stealing his hat — and they even attempted to rip the flag from him.
— James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) February 18, 2019
The scene was reminiscent of another protest last summer, when supporters of the congresswoman surrounded a vehicle, stole the American flag, and then burned it.
These are “patriots,” to her.
Remember that: People who show up here and ignore our laws are more American than you are. People who desecrate the flag are more American than you.
At least that’s what Maxine Waters and the Democrats think.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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