There are increasing calls for the radical left Democratic MP Maxine Waters to be indicted or removed from office after allegedly encouraging protesters to “become more confrontational” and “stay on the streets” if the jury at Derek is not found guilty suffered a chauvinist trial.
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, is on trial for the murder of George Floyd’s death last year. The video of Chauvin’s actions during Floyd’s arrest sparked protests and riots across the country.
Waters (D-CA) traveled to Minnesota to encourage demonstrators and urged activists to stay on the streets and let people know that “we mean business” if the verdict doesn’t go as they do thinks right.
“We have to stay on the streets and we have to be more active, we have to be more confrontational,” she said, according to a video from the scene of a group called Unicorn Riot. “We have to make sure they know we mean business.”
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict, ”she continued.
“If nothing happens, we know that we not only have to stay on the streets but fight for justice, but I am very hopeful and hope that we will pass a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty,” said Waters. “And if we don’t, we can’t go away.”
WATCH: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) says BLM protesters should “stay on the streets” and become “more confrontational” if Chauvin is not found guilty of murder this week pic.twitter.com/bu5NkOcn87
– Breaking911 (@ Breaking911) April 18, 2021
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There were protests in Minneapolis against the chauvin trial, due to close this week, as well as the recent shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man who had an arrest warrant against him for an aggravated robbery attempt, according to court records.
The officer in the case resigned after alleging she allegedly believed she was pulling on her taser, but instead accidentally shot Wright, according to the former police chief. The chief of police also resigned.
There have been protests for about a week in which some demonstrators hurled objects at police officers and arrested over 100 people on Friday.
In a subsequent interview on Sunday, Waters told protesters that she was in Minnesota “to be there as Aunt Maxine,” and let them know “that they can count on me at this terrible time in our entire lives am with them. ”
The New York Post editors claim that Waters’ comments were “irresponsible”, “violent” and accused the Democratic congresswoman of “trying to create a civil war”.
The Post called to indict and remove Maxine Waters from office.
“By their own standards,” they write, mentioning their role in supporting the impeachment of former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the Capitol protests in January, “Maxine Waters should be charged and removed.”
Maxine Waters traveled across state lines to instigate violence
& should be removed from Congress.
– #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 18, 2021
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Gets grows to remove Aunt Maxine
The New York Post isn’t the only entity accusing Maxine Waters of her comments.
MP Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who is currently running for governor of New York, called her rhetoric “toxic”.
“Due to the continued dangerous and toxic incitement to violence by Maxine Waters, she should be removed from Congress immediately,” Zeldin tweeted.
Due to the continued dangerous and toxic incitement to violence by Maxine Waters, she should be removed from Congress immediately. Your rhetoric is poisonous.
– Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) April 19, 2021
MP Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a controversial figure himself but who has been punished for comments by her peers in recent years, said she would enact laws to remove Waters from Congress.
. @ RepMaxineWaters you don’t live in Minnesota.
They have crossed state lines and threatened civil unrest, violence against the police, shootings at the MN NG and a jury as a seated US Congressman. @ SpeakerPelosi you will for sure expel this criminal from Congress and uphold the law! pic.twitter.com/twH52VwFTP
– Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) April 19, 2021
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also agreed with Maxine Waters’ comments, saying Democrats “are actively encouraging unrest and violence”.
He added, “They want to tear us apart.”
Ted Cruz disapproves of Maxine Waters for “inciting violence” https://t.co/5BzMEe0yFW via @MailOnline
– Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) April 19, 2021
Perhaps more importantly, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the minority chairman of the House of Representatives, apparently indicated that he would take action against Maxine Waters. However, whether or not this was linked to charges remains to be seen.
“Maxine Waters instigates violence in Minneapolis – just like she did in the past,” McCarthy tweeted. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t crack down on this dangerous rhetoric, I’ll file a lawsuit this week.”
Maxine Waters instigates violence in Minneapolis – just as she has instigated in the past. If Spokesman Pelosi doesn’t crack down on this dangerous rhetoric, I’ll file a lawsuit this week.
– Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
Waters was controversial during the Trump administration, calling on supporters to publicly harass government officials at every opportunity.
“If you see someone from this cabinet in a restaurant, department store, or gas station, get out and create a crowd. You push them back and tell them that they are no longer welcome, “she said.
Waters later urged people to take to the streets to protest Trump.
“I think it’s dangerous,” she explained, “I don’t know why people take it. I think Americans should be out on the street shouting loudly. Do something. Make something happen. “
Maxine Waters: “Americans should be out on the street screaming for Trump’s head” https://t.co/JuPk8HzsE1
– Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) July 25, 2018
The Hill notes that, according to Waters’ comments, “two guardsmen were injured … when a gunman shot at a Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department security team.”
“However,” they add, “National Guard officials have provided no direct evidence of who shot the law enforcement officers or any connection with Waters’ comments.”
Conservative commentator Matt Walsh said Waters’ comments were an attempt to intimidate the jury on the Chauvin case.
“Maxine Waters is trying to intimidate a jury into influencing the outcome of a murder trial,” he tweeted. “Every elected Republican woman in the country should demand her immediate arrest and removal from Congress.”
Maxine Waters tries to intimidate a jury to influence the outcome of a murder trial. Every elected Republican woman in the country should demand her immediate arrest and removal from Congress.
– Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 18, 2021
Final arguments will be presented on Monday in the Chauvin case, after which the jury will be confiscated.
The judge in the case turned down a defense motion to have the jury confiscated after Wright was shot.
The defense attorney “expressed concern that the jury might get nervous about passing a judgment that the public disagreed with,” NPR said.
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