MP Maxine Waters (D-CA) found herself in hot water this week after being caught on camera telling protesters in Minneapolis to “become more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is not guilty of George Floyd’s death was found.
Now Waters stands by her comments again, saying that the Republicans are attacking them only to distract from the Capitol insurrection, which she referred to as the “domestic terrorist insurgency,” led by former President Donald Trump.
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“I attended a peaceful rally to show my support in this fight to get justice for people of color who are injured and killed every day,” Waters wrote in a comment for the Los Angeles Times. ”
“When I was there, I was asked: Ms. Waters, what do we do if we don’t get a guilty verdict? What should protesters do? I replied, “We have to stay on the road. And we have to become more active, we have to become more confrontational. ‘Meeting injustice has been my life’s work,’ she continued.
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“Because of myself, the right wing and members of Congress who join the views of groups like QAnon, the Oath Guardians, the Proud Boys and the KKK have targeted me,” she added. “These very people did this to divert attention from the fact that they supported and facilitated a violent domestic terrorist insurgency led by Donald Trump.”
“Targeting me and saying that I was violent or encouraged violence is an obvious distortion of the truth,” concluded Waters. “I am non-violent.”
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It did so days after Waters made their controversial comments in Minnesota.
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“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said of Chauvin’s case. “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. “
“But I am very hopeful and I hope that we will get a verdict that says ‘guilty, guilty, guilty’. If we don’t do that, we can’t go away, ”she continued.
See also: Chauvin Trial Judge: Maxine Waters ‘Confrontation’ Comments could turn the whole process upside down
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) then tabled a resolution condemning Waters for doing so, but the House Democrats blocked it.
This piece was written by James Samson on April 23rd, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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