California Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters justified her recent appearance with protesters in Minnesota where she urged them to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.”
Speaking to MSNBC yesterday, Waters said she was in Minnesota to support the protesters because, “We have to give support to our young people who are struggling and trying to make this justice system work for everybody.”
“They see their peers being killed. Minneapolis is a great example of what is wrong with the criminal justice system, what’s wrong with policing. And so those of us who hold significant positions must stand up. We must support them, we must speak out, we must call for justice. We cannot leave them alone to try to fight this very difficult system,” she continued.
Waters said she wanted to be there for the protesters as “Auntie Maxine,” as a show of love and support for them.
On Saturday night in Minnesota, Waters spoke to protesters about the ongoing trial of Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said of the trial. “And we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd.”
“If nothing does not happen, then we know, that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice,” Waters said. “But I am very hopeful, that I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say, ‘Guilty, guilty, guilty!’ And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
When asked what protesters should do if Chauvin is found not guilty, Waters said, “Well, we got to stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active. You’ve got to get more confrontational. You got to make sure that they know we mean business.”
On Twitter late last night, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said if Speaker Pelosi does not “act” against Waters’ dangerous rhetoric, he would “bring action this week.”
Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
Early Sunday, just hours after Waters’ incendiary remarks, members of the Minnesota National Guard were fired upon in a drive-by shooting, with two of the members suffering minor injuries.
Maxine Waters Denies Telling Supporters To Harass Members of Trump Administration
In a Sunday interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, Rep Maxine Waters, D-CA, denied the accusation that she told her supporters to harass members of the Trump Administration.
In her interview Waters stated, ” as a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they’re not welcome. “[I said] Talk to them. Tell them they’re not welcome. I didn’t say go and fight. I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. And so they can’t make that stick.”
Watters came under fire in 2018 for telling the same network that she had “no sympathy” for administration officials who defended Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, and urged her supporters to “absolutely harass them” when appearing in public.
“They’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store,” Waters said at the time. “The people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them.”
Her comments came after then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former press secretary Sarah Sanders were confronted with their families in public over Trump’s controversial family separation policy.
When speaking with Laura Ingraham from “The Ingraham Angle”, Bruce Castor, Trump’s lead impeachment attorney was asked if he would use the video of Waters inciting violence from 2018 in which he replied, “I think you can count on that.”
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Rand Paul: If we are Criminalizing Speech, Impeach Schumer for Threats Against SCOTUS Justices
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) is calling for the impeachment of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for making threats against Supreme Court Justices Neal Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
While the Senator says he opposes the criminalization of speech, if Democrats will go after Republicans for their rhetoric, members of their own party must be held to the same standard.
Speaking on “Fox News Sunday”, he said, “I opposed the notion of — which I think was a misguided notion, a voting to overturn the election either with Congress or with the vice president,” Paul said. “But I think if we are going to criminalize speech and somehow impeach everybody who says, oh, go fight to hear your voices heard, really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then. He went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court, and said specifically, hey Gorsuch, hey Kavanaugh, you’ve unleashed a whirlwind, and you’re going to pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you continue with these awful decisions.”
Paul was referring to the comments Schumer made in March of 2020 at a pro-abortion rally.
In fact, Schumer’s language was so inflammatory, Paul pointed out, that “the chief justice, who rarely says anything publicly, immediately said this kind of language is dangerous as a mob tried to invade the Supreme Court.”
Paul also suggested lawmakers such as Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) should also be held to the same standard.
“So if people want to hold President Trump accountable for language, there has to be a consistent standard, and to my mind, it’s a partisan farce because they’re not doing anything to Chuck Schumer, not doing anything to Representative Omar, not doing anything to Maxine Waters. It’s just not fair. It’s just partisan politics under a different name.”
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