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Maxine Waters claims she was “nonviolent” after telling protesters to “get extra confrontation”

Over the weekend, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was accused of inciting violence after she was caught on camera and told protesters in Minneapolis to “become more confrontational”.

Now Waters is speaking out to claim she is “non-violent”.

Waters’ comments over the weekend

“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said in the clip, referring to the Derek Chauvin trial.

“And we want to see if all of the conversations that have happened and happened after you see what happened to George Floyd. If nothing happens, we know that not only do we have to stay in the city street, but we have to fight for justice, ”she added.

“But I am very hopeful and I hope that we will get a verdict that says ‘guilty, guilty, guilty’. If we don’t, we can’t go away, ”Waters concluded.

Full story: Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces Bill to expel Maxine Waters from Congress for “dangerous rhetoric”

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Republicans have since accused Waters of inciting violence, but she claims that is not how she sees her remarks.

Waters claims she is “non-violent”

“I am non-violent,” Waters told The Grio.

She then tried to distract by launching a troubled assault on Republicans.

“Republicans will jump on every word, line, and try to make it their message and their reason to denounce and deny us, basically calling us violent. They are sending a message to all the white supremacists, the KKK, the oath keepers who [Proud] Guys and all that like this is a time for [Republicans] Collect money on [Democrats] Back, ”she continued.

“This is a time for [Republicans] keep telling our voters this [Democrats] are the enemy and they keep doing that, ”added Waters. “But that doesn’t stop me from telling the truth to power. I am not intimidated. I am not afraid and do what must be done. “

Related: Newt Gingrich rips up Maxine Waters for “openly encouraging violence” in Minnesota

Waters is asked if she is concerned about violence in Minneapolis

When asked if she was concerned about the possibility of violence if Chauvin is found not guilty, Waters said she was more concerned about the possible “disappointment and hopelessness” of black Americans over such a verdict.

“I am concerned about the disappointment especially of the young people and young black men who are more and more afraid of the police and are afraid to drive their car when they see the police coming and think their life is in danger” explained Waters.

“I’m afraid it will further cement the feeling that justice just doesn’t work for us in America,” she continued. “And whatever causes that, it will cause … I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know disappointment and hopelessness are not a good thing.”

This piece was written by James Samson on April 19th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.

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