Rep. Maxine Waters has gone from treating Trump supporters like the enemy to taking a real enemy’s side.
The California Democrat has previously been best known for incessantly chanting “impeachment” when it comes to President Donald Trump and urging her supporters to confront Trump’s officials wherever possible.
But in a Twitter post Sunday night, she openly took the side of the Islamic Republic of Iran in its dispute with the United States, and Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas didn’t let her get away with it.
Waters was commenting on last week’s downing of an American military drone by Iranian forces. Iran maintains the drone was in its airspace when it was shot down.
American military officials and the Trump administration say the drone was in international airspace.
Naturally, we know who Waters is going to believe.
”Trump, you get no credit for so-called stopping the strike against Iran,” she wrote. “Why was the unmanned drone in Iran’s airspace? Why the surveillance? Don’t provoke and then pretend innocence.”
Trump, you get no credit for so-called stopping the strike against Iran. Why was the unmanned drone in Iran’s airspace? Why the surveillance? Don’t provoke and then pretend innocence.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 23, 2019
It’s worth noting that Waters didn’t say how or why she believes Tehran’s version of the story.
It’s a good chance she doesn’t know herself — beyond her Pavlovian distaste for anything to do with the current commander in chief.
The fact that such a woman actually chairs the House Financial Services Committee is a sad indication of just how low the Democratic Party has dragged itself during the Trump years.
And Crenshaw, one of the most outspoken members of the Republican freshman class, didn’t take long to put Waters down even further.
“This is a shocking quote from a House Committee Chairwoman,” Crenshaw wrote in a Sunday evening tweet.
This is a shocking comment from a House Committee Chairwoman. She is literally repeating the lies of the Iranian regime. What a disgrace.
Maxine Waters’ hate for Trump runs so deep that she is willing to take Iran’s side over the word of our military. https://t.co/BnJn7Qn9rN
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) June 24, 2019
Now, as most people know by now, Crenshaw is not a normal politician in 21st century America.
A former Navy SEAL, he lost an eye in combat in Afghanistan. It’s a good bet he has a deeper appreciation for the military and its relations with the government than just about anyone on Capitol Hill — Republican or Democrat.
And he certainly has a much deeper appreciation for the military than a loudmouthed liberal like Waters.
There were plenty of responses to Crenshaw’s post — many, many of them from Twitter users taking Waters’ side, and questioning why Crenshaw was so uncritically accepting of the official version of events.
That may well be a valid question, but for liberals like Waters that isn’t the point.
The point for the anti-Trump left is that the enemy of their enemy is their friend.
And if Iran is a friend, Iran is to be trusted, no matter how hopelessly insane that sounds.
That’s why Waters can switch from bashing Trump supporters to supporting the murderous mullahs of Iran without even pausing to wipe the spittle from her lips.
It’s why the host of Trump haters on social media can feel free to respond to a genuine war hero with two Bronze Stars (one with “valor”), a Purple Heart and a Navy Commendation Medal with Valor as though he’s an ignoramus about matters of war and peace in the United States.
God knows there’s always room for skepticism in the United States when it comes to the government.
Decades of liberal lies going back to the New Deal and the eight years of the Obama administration have left their mark.
So questioning is one thing.
But leaping, as Waters did, to the side of the mullahs is a different matter entirely.
Without reference to any knowledge of her own, Waters’ tweet is simply repeating, Quisling-like, the words of the leaders of a country that has been antagonizing the U.S. to some degree for the past 40 years.
Democrats have been accusing Trump of “treason” since before he even took the oath of office.
Waters’ tweet makes her look much more guilty of being a traitor than Trump ever has — and probably ever will.
Crenshaw called Waters’ post “shocking.” Unfortunately, considering Waters’ past, “shocking” it isn’t.
But a “disgrace” — that it certainly is.
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