When it comes to political debate and protest, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who considers herself a California “progressive,” actually exhibits behavior that should be labeled “regressive.”

The definition of progressive is a person advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas. Maxine Waters seems to be more regressive defined as becoming less advanced, returning to a former or less developed state.

What I find the most troubling is her most recent statements as reported in Real Clear Politics. “She said cabinet members and highly visible Trump enablers should expect harassment at restaurants, gas stations, shopping places, and even their homes, ‘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 finished with a call to action: ‘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. You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!’” 

Waters thinks it is justifiable to harass anyone working for the president.  You mean like Alex Acosta, the Labor Secretary, son of Cuban refugees, first-generation college student, earning a degree in economics and a law degree from Harvard?

Maxine, you are advocating harassing him and his family while they are at a restaurant? I cannot imagine what the outcome would be if you were to dine in a restaurant with your family and then asked to leave.

It does not matter if one supports or does not support Donald Trump, the approach advocated by Maxine Waters is wrong.

Waters’ actions are an embarrassment to California and are not representative of most of us, especially me. If you disagree with your political opponent, then spend your energy telling the public specifically what they are doing wrong and let the voters decide. If you are unhappy with the president, Maxine, as an elected official, then you run for president.