California Democrat Representative Maxine Waters traveled to Minneapolis and fanned the flames of civil unrest telling protesters “get more active, more confrontational.”
Breaking police curfew along with the protesters Saturday night, Waters’ comments were in response to the Derek Chauvin trial.
The Daily Mail reports:
Waters traveled to Minneapolis the weekend before closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, charged with murdering George Floyd on May 25. She also spoke amid protests in response to the killing last week of Daunte Wright, a black 20-year-old shot and killed at a traffic stop by a white police officer, Kimberly Potter.
Regarding the Chauvin trial, Waters said, “We’re looking for a guilty verdict.”
Following Water’s comments, there were reports the Minnesota National Guard came under fire in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning.
The Minnesota National Guard said some of its members came under fire in northern Minneapolis on Sunday morning. https://t.co/7SDvwJCyAY
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 19, 2021
Republican lawmakers weighed in on Waters.
Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this? https://t.co/nXzV0trmN3
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 18, 2021
Due to the continued dangerous and toxic incitement to violence by Maxine Waters, she should be immediately removed from Congress. Her rhetoric is poisonous.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) April 19, 2021
Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence.
They want to tear us apart.
“'We gotta stay on the street,' Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed 'to get more confrontational' & they should ignore the curfew in place.” https://t.co/PWW7YNDbKR
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 18, 2021
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
On Sunday, Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said she will, “be introducing a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence.”
Critics hit back at Waters on social media.
— Dr. Snoop Bailey (@realsnoopbailey) April 18, 2021
That's incitement to riot , no mention of due process or anything but the encouragement of vigilante type behavior.
— Ian Venables (@IanRogerVenab) April 18, 2021
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 19, 2021
Businesses are preparing for more rioting over the outcome of the trial.
Businesses are preemptively boarding up across America as Black Lives Matter prepares another ruthless campaign of domestic terrorism in the wake of the Chauvin trial.
The System wants you focused on “far right militias”. https://t.co/0xzIpwuR62
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) April 19, 2021
I live very near downtown Minneapolis. Many businesses are boarded up. It’s scary and sad. I was to donate platelets Mon. at downtown Red Cross but it will be closed Mon. & Tues. in anticipation of civil unrest. 🙏. Praying for honest justice and no riots. https://t.co/q6HZV7N14e
— Rosemary Wentzell (@RoseyWentzell2) April 17, 2021
Waters previously called for civil unrest against former President Trump’s officials.
In addition, Waters’ Twitter account remains active.
Waters’ comments for protesters to be more confrontational are reckless and dangerous especially since rioting and looting are happening in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
All members of Congress should denounce Waters and the House of Representatives should expel her from office.