Death threat forces Rep. Maxine Waters to cancel Birmingham event

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Rep. Maxine Waters [Photo Credit: AP Photo]

California Democrat, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters stirred up controversy last week when she incited violence, calling on Americans to confront Trump administration officials whenever they are out in public.

“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!” Waters instructed. “And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere.”

Her remarks garnered the attention of President Donald Trump, who called her “an extraordinarily low IQ person” on Twitter Monday, warning, “Be careful what you wish for Max!”

On Thursday, news surfaced Waters had to cancel an upcoming trip Birmingham due to security concerns.

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Waters canceled her Friday appearance at the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women’s Annual Legislative Conference.

“There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled this weekend,” Waters said in a statement. “This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm.”