Maxine Waters may have additional incentive in wanting to stop terrorism.
According to the California congresswoman, she’s the target of it.
As reported by PJMedia.com:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Wednesday asked terror experts for answers on how to combat the rise of white nationalists, as she has been fielding death threats from extremists.
“What can we do to deal with the KKK, the white nationalists, the extremists, the alt-right?” Waters, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services, asked during a Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance hearing. “They’re on the internet, they’re Breitbart. If you look at the YouTube, you see how much they want to kill me and others. What can we do?”
The video of Waters announcing the plot by Breitbart readers to kill her can be seen here:
Curiously, there’s no evidence of any credible death threats against Waters.
Such threats against a member of Congress – especially on the Internet – are typically investigated immediately by the FBI and U.S. Capitol Police, yet no such investigation seems to be ongoing.
Furthermore, it’s hard not to notice that the preponderance of credible death threats made against Members isn’t made by “the KKK, the white nationalists, the extremists, the alt-right” but rather by members of the Left who are targeting Republicans and conservatives.
For example, it has been reported that “[a] total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May.”
And most will remember that before the gunman fired upon Rep. Scalise and other members of Congress at a practice for a charity softball game, he first verified that they were Republican.
Yet most members who publicly claim to have their lives threatened are Democrats.
If one were the cynical sort, one might wonder if certain progressives in politics and the media might be using the “right-wing groups are threatening to kill us” charge for their own political advantage.