One of the prominent Democrats allegedly named in a hit list is reacting to a judge’s decision to release the suspect.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California released a statement on Friday regarding Coast Guard officer Christopher Hasson’s bail.
“There is no credible justification that can explain why a federal judge would allow someone as clearly dangerous and unrepentant as Hasson to walk free while he awaits trial,” the lawmaker wrote.
Waters argued that critics of President Donald Trump are “walking targets” in the current political climate.
She wrote that “we must use every resource at our disposal to protect ourselves since we cannot expect any assistance from the current Administration.”
The congresswoman concluded that those who find themselves “among the president’s ‘enemies of the people’ cannot be assured that Hasson would be kept at bay with the minimal level of oversight the federal judge would prescribe.”
In addition to a hit list containing the names of prominent politicians and journalists, police also reportedly found a cache of weapons and ammunition at Hasson’s home.
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