Rep. Maxine Waters, California’s 43rd district, flew to Minnesota’s, Brooklyn Center, to tell rioters there that if Derek Chauvin is not convicted that they would need “to get more confrontational.”
Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted pic.twitter.com/RemfvCCLAn
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
Paul Sacca reports for The Blaze:
While speaking to protesters in Minnesota on Saturday night, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) hurled language that could be perceived as incendiary. Waters launched into a fiery rant during an appearance in Brooklyn Center, where she commanded protesters to “get more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is not found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said of the Chauvin 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 continued. “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.”
Waters ranted to angry demonstrators who had gathered to call for justice in the police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. The Democratic representative from California told the Minnesota crowd that “we are looking for a guilty verdict” in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd.
A reporter asked if Chauvin was guilty of manslaughter, Waters reacted by saying, “Oh no, not manslaughter, this is guilty for murder. I don’t know whether it’s in the first degree, but as far as I’m concerned it’s first-degree murder.”
Waters was also asked what protesters should do if Chauvin is not found guilty of murder.
“Well, we got to stay on the street,” Waters told protesters. “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.”
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