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African American Women Demand Pelosi and Schumer Apologize to Maxine Waters

"We further believe Congresswoman Waters is owed an apology for your public comments insinuating she is ‘uncivil’ and ‘unAmerican’ for challenging the Trump Administration."

By NTK Staff | 07.05.2018 @11:15am
African American Women Demand Pelosi and Schumer Apologize to Maxine Waters

A group of African American women sent a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demanding they apologize to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for condemning controversial comments Waters recently made.

During an event, last month Waters encouraged protesters to harass members of President Trump’s administration in public.

Both Pelosi and Schumer condemned Waters’ comments, calling them “unacceptable” and “un-American.”

Now a group of “nearly 200 people, mostly black female academics, activists, local elected officials, political consultants, and religious leaders,” have sent a letter to Pelosi and Schumer demanding they apologize, according to the Washington Times.

“For Black women, who are the most loyal base of the Democratic Party and the Progressive Movement, Congresswoman Waters is our shero [sic],” they wrote. “Failing to support Congresswoman Waters is an affront to her and Black women across the country and telegraphs a message that the Democratic Party can ill afford: that it does not respect Black women’s leadership and political power and discounts the impact of Black women and millennial voters.”

“We further believe Congresswoman Waters is owed an apology for your public comments insinuating she is ‘uncivil’ and ‘unAmerican’ for challenging the Trump Administration,” the letter continued. “As women whose ancestors have lived through the incivility of slavery, segregation, and all other forms of discrimination, racism, and sexism … we consider it an insult to characterize Ms. Waters‘ call for the exercise of our constitutional rights as uncivil and un-American.”

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