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Maxine Waters: 'You Better Shoot Straight'

After canceling events over death threats, California rep comes back swinging
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2018 7:07 AM CDT
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., speaks at the Families Belong Together - Freedom for Immigrants March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 30, 2018.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Maxine Waters may have canceled events in Texas and Alabama this weekend over a "very serious death threat," but she showed up to a Los Angeles rally against US immigration policy with a message: "I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me," the California Democrat said. "All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal." The Hill reports that she then again took aim at President Trump, who recently warned that Waters should "be careful," saying, "How dare you take those babies from their mothers' arms!" (Read more Maxine Waters stories.)

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