Reporter Files Assault Charges Against Maxine Waters
Journalist Laura Loomer filed a police report accusing Congresswoman Maxine Waters of assaulting her when she did to Waters what the California Democrat urged liberals to do to Trump aides: Confront them in public.
Loomer tweeted: “I filed a police report w/Capitol Police against Maxine Waters. Yesterday when I confronted her on Capitol Hill, she ASSAULTED me. She hit my hand, then she swatted me in the face twice w/her papers. I’m pressing charges.”
Loomer chronicled the alleged assault on video and blogged about it at Big League Politics. The brouhaha erupted when Loomer asked Waters why she incited her supporters to confront Trump aides and not allow them to eat or do anything else in public without being bullied by an angry mob.
Loomer approached Waters by saying: “I’m a Trump supporter. I’m also a conservative journalist.”
Waters cut her off by saying: “Please come to my office and sit down with me.”
Loomer followed up by saying: “I just wanted to ask you: Where are conservatives allowed to go? Do we have to sit at the back of the bus? Where can we eat? Where can a conservative eat at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.?”
Waters responded while scurrying away: “Please come to my office and talk with me.”
Loomer then asked, “You’re talking about civility. Do you think it’s civil to call for the harassment of Trump officials?”
When Waters approached the elevator, she hit Loomer in the face with a bunch of papers. A burly man then got in Loomer’s face and pushed her away while repeatedly shouting: “Ma’am, it’s a members’ elevator!”
In the background, Waters is seen gloating and apparently sticking her tongue out as Loomer is pushed away from the elevator door.