After huffing and puffing in outrage over Democratic Rep. Maxine Water’s tough criticism of the Trump administration, a group of right-wingers didn’t even show up to their own protest outside the congresswoman’s office.
According to the LA Times, “A group of far-right protesters who planned to demonstrate outside Rep. Maxine Waters district office in South Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon failed to show up, but dozens of counterprotesters did.”
More from the report:
A group of far-right protesters who planned to demonstrate outside Rep. Maxine Waters district office in South Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon failed to show up, but dozens of counterprotesters did.
The Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government group that purports to have many veterans as members, said they would protest outside the Los Angeles Democrat’s office on Thursday afternoon.
Waters, who is one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics, angered the group and others by calling on the public to “push back” on administration officials they spot in public.
Calling Waters a “protest terrorist inciter,” the Oath Keepers, publicized the planned gathering on Twitter and said they intended to “stand against terrorism, stand for freedom of speech and association, in support of ICE/Border Patrol as they enforce constitutional immigration laws.”
Not only did the right-wing event collapse, but there were dozens of counter-protesters there, despite Waters urging her supporters to stay away. The LA Times said roughly 50 showed up.
“The Oath Keepers would like nothing more than to inflame racial tensions and create an explosive conflict in our community,” she said, according to the same report.
Meanwhile, Trump faces massive protests
While pro-Trump groups struggle to pull off a single event outside of Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ office, the president continues to face massive protests calling for his impeachment.
Last night marked the third straight night that Trump faced major protests outside of the White House.
Trump wants the American people to be upset about Rep. Maxine Waters’ calls for peaceful demonstrations against Trump administration officials, but it’s clear they are more upset about the President of the United States selling out the country to Russia.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.