Democrat Maxine Waters encouraged protestors to be more aggressive if Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted.
Rep. Maxine Waters recently encouraged protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is not convicted of murdering 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,” Waters told attendees and reporters. “We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
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
Prominent Republicans then called out Rep. Waters for her inflammatory rhetoric.
“Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get ‘more confrontational’ is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters’ call for violence,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg told Fox News.
Waters also apparently told FOX 9 in Minneapolis: “The way to get in control is not to allow [political opponents] to win. You’ve got to register and you’ve got to vote and you’ve got to take the power.”
Violent and destructive riots have been taking place around the country, off and on, for almost a year. Democratic leaders like Waters who encourage rioting are only making the situation worse and putting Americans in danger. In addition, these incendiary statements demonize and devalue the police officers risking their own safety to keep communities intact.
We cannot allow leaders like Waters to continue encouraging political violence.