Maxine Waters Comment About Armed Security Detail and Gun Control-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, said there’s no reason for anyone to own guns and referred to her armed security detail in a tweet.
A fake Twitter account is behind false rumors that Maxine Waters tweeted about gun control and armed security in February 2018.
The tweet in question came from the handle @MaxinePWaters, which is not an official account. Waters has two accounts, @RepMaxineWaters and @MaxineWaters. She uses one for general, everyday tweets and one for tweets about her campaign. The account that the fake tweet came from —@MaxinePWaters — is an imposter.
The fake tweet circulated in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High that left 17 people dead. In the wake of the shooting, Waters’ official twitter account tweeted a lengthy statement. She called for Congress to “resist the pressure of the gun lobby and pass reforms.” Waters didn’t say that nobody needs a gun or comment about her armed security detail. That’s why we’re calling this one “fiction.”