House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday called for civility after fellow Democratic House member Maxine Waters encouraged supporters to keep harassing members of the Trump administration.
“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea,” the California Democrat tweeted.
Her tweet included a link to a CNN report on Ms. Waters’ comments during a Saturday rally in Los Angeles, where she implored supporters to continue to confront Trump officials regardless of where they are.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Ms. Waters said. “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. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee called on Mrs. Pelosi to condemn the remarks in a tweet prior to her post. The NRCC called Ms. Waters’ comments “unacceptable.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen have both faced criticism while dining out in recent weeks. Mrs. Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant over the weekend due to her position in the administration, and Ms. Nielsen also left a Washington restaurant after being heckled over the immigration debate.