California Rep. Maxine Waters has made a career of making inflammatory statements that many believe are an incitement of violence.
On Saturday she told Black Lives Matters protesters that they need to be “more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is not convicted of murder in the George Floyd killing trial.
And on Sunday Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she would introduce legislation to boot Rep. Waters from Congress.
“Very soon I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel @RepMaxineWaters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people. Rep Waters is a danger to our society,” she said.
“After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and a drive by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning.
“As a sitting United States Congresswoman @MaxineWaters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty. This is also an abuse of power,” she said.
Very soon I'll be introducing a resolution to expel @RepMaxineWaters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people.
Rep Waters is a danger to our society.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 18, 2021
The Minnesota National Guard was targeted in a drive by shooting in Minneapolis just hours after California Rep. Maxine Waters said that Black Lives Matter needs to be “more confrontational.”
The National Guard said that its members were, along with local police “providing neighborhood security” near Penn and Broadway avenue when people in an SUV opened fire on them, The Minnesota National Guard said on its website.
Thank God no National Guard members were injured in the shooting.
This shooting came mere hours after Waters’ interview with reporters where she called on Black Lives Matters members to be “more confrontational.”
There is no evidence that the two incidents are related but it is not a good look for the representative.
As Black Lives Matter and Antifa groups nationwide have been burning and looting cities the 82-year-old representative has called on the former to be “more confrontational,” Fox News reported.
“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” Waters she said to reporters just before the 11 p.m. curfew in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota where Daunte wright was killed in a confrontation with police. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
A reporter then asked Rep. Waters about what she would think if former Officer Derek Chauvin was found not guilty in his trial for the death of George Floyd.
“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” she said.
More confrontational? She made the statement as she stood in a city where protesters have pelted police with rocks and bottles and have set fire to businesses.
Imagine the fury of the media if Trump told the Jan. 6 crowd in Washington, D.C. that the needed to get more confrontational.
The media and fact checkers, if they cover her statement at all, will likely twist themselves into knots to claim that Rep. Waters was not calling for violence, and really how do we or anyone else know what is in her heart? But the question is, how are the people who are rioting and being extremely confrontational with police going to take her statement?
“This is a very difficult time in the history of this country,” she said. “We have to let people know that we are not going to be satisfied unless we get justice in these cases.”
And ultimately Rep. Waters brought it back to politics and a pitch for people to vote for more Democrats as she stood in Minnesota, a state run by Democrats.
“The way to get in control is not to allow them to win,” the octogenarian representative said. “You’ve got to register and you’ve got to vote and you’ve got to take the power.”
The representative said that she will be in Minnesota until Monday, when the prosecution and defense in the Chauvin trial are expected to make their closing arguments.