“The View” co-host Meghan McCain used a quote from former first lady Michelle Obama to push back against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calling for people to harass officials of President Donald Trump’s administration.
During a rally on Saturday, Waters encouraged the crowd to continue publicly confronting those who work in the Trump administration
“And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” she said. “And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
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McCain responded on Twitter on Sunday and called the congresswoman’s statement “absolutely insane” and “extremely dangerous.”
“My father in law works in the administration, does this mean when we go out to dinner we should be ambushed?!?” she asked.
This is absolutely insane – and extremely dangerous. My father in law works in the administration, does this mean when we go out to dinner we should be ambushed?!? Don’t ever again give me any of the “when they go low, we go high” lip service. https://t.co/UF1feYT0Pm
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 24, 2018
Then, McCain pointed to the motto Obama shared at the Democratic National Convention when she said in regard to Republicans, “When they go low, we go high.”
“Don’t ever again give me any of the ‘when they go low, we go high’ lip service,” McCain declared in her tweet.
McCain’s father-in-law is Douglas Domenech, who serves as the assistant United States secretary of the interior for insular areas and assumed office in September.
During an interview on MSNBC, Waters reiterated her belief in confronting Trump officials in public.Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images
“The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest. They’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No, I can’t hang with you,'” she said.
Waters added that Trump administration officials won’t be able to go to a restaurant, get gasoline, or shop at a department store without being confronted.
The congresswoman’s comment comes in the wake of a restaurant asking press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave and protesters chasing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from a restaurant.
Protestors also followed Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi outside of a movie theater.