Maxine Waters Cancels Birmingham Visit

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) canceled a visit to Birmingham, after receiving a "very serious death threat."   In a statement reported by CNN, Waters claimed that the threat came from "an individual in Texas."   Waters Friday was to address a conference of black elected women.  She has come under bipartisan criticism after calling for Trump administration officials to be harassed at restaurants, stores, gas stations, and other places.   Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted the idea, saying it was "not American."  House Republicans are calling for Waters to be censured.   Her comments came after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by socialist protesters at a Washington restaurant, and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant.   Waters also canceled an appearance in Texas.   U.S. Capitol Police said they do not comment on active investigations.

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