While Democrat Phil Bredesen was quick to accuse President Donald Trump of “child abuse” for simply enforcing current immigration law, he doesn’t seem to have a problem with his prominent Democrat friends like Rep Maxine Waters calling for Republicans and conservatives to be harassed in public simply because of who they are.
Staffers and allies of President Donald Trump face a new normal in today’s heated political environment: the potential for harassment and protests anywhere they show their faces — both in their public and private lives.
Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters shocked political observers over the weekend by encouraging liberal mobs to harass Trump officials at restaurants, gas stations and even at home.
“Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants,” We have protesters taking up at their house who are saying, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep,’” Waters told a liberal crowd on Saturday, pledging to “win this battle.”
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” the congresswoman added. “And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!”
In just the past week, both Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller have reportedly been heckled at Mexican restaurants over the family-separation policy. Then came Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) being accosted at a screening of a Mister Rogers documentary (of all things).
Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen takes on President Donald Trump’s new tariffs in his latest television ad, saying they hurt the state’s auto industry, farmers and exports like Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
At a press conference in Memphis on Monday, Bredesen maintained his silence about the lack of civility and outright harassment of Republican women that left wing activists have engaged in recently.
Instead, Bredesen attacked President Trump over tariffs, as The Times Free Press reported:
Trump is “playing to Ohio and to Pennsylvania,” Bredesen said, pinpointing steel-producing states that could be key battlegrounds in the 2020 presidential election.
“We are collateral damage in that, but there’s no question these tariffs hurt,” he said.
That’s hardly a sign of anything close to principled leadership from Bredesen. Even the Washington Post called for more civility but not Tennessee Democrat and candidate for Senate Phil Bredesen.
All Bredesen appeared capable of doing was piling on, while letting his fellow Democrats, many of them deep-pocketed and funding his camapign, say and do anything when it comes to hurting Republicans and opposing Trump’s pro-America agenda.
“Bredesen’s cowardly silence in the face of the outrageous behavior directed at Republican officials by his fellow Democrats and calls for thuggish mob violence by liberal extremists like Maxine Waters speaks loudly about who he really is,” Tennessee Star Political Editor Steve Gill said.
“Tennesseans certainly can’t expect him to stand up to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi when he won’t even speak up to condemn the harassment and dangerous calls to action by his political allies,” Gill added.
Federal Election Commission records indicate that much of the $3.7 million Bredesen has raised for his U.S. Senate campaign as of March 31, 2018 has come for out-of-state sources, including many from California, New York, where he was born and raised, and Massachusetts, where he went to college and once ran as a candidate for the State Senate.
Numerous donations come via the far left fundraising powerhouse, Massachusetts based ACT BLUE, best known as the national funding arm for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and other far left Democrats.
Most of the donors who contributes to the Bredesen campaign via ACT BLUE are far left activists.
Bredesen, who is unchallenged in the Democratic primary, will face a conservative Republican woman, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07), who is unchallenged in her party’s primary, in the November general election.