Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is under fire over her recent comments in Minnesota, telling protesters to get “more confrontational” and said, “we are looking for a guilty verdict.”
According to documents obtained by Townhall, Waters reportedly requested a police escort ahead of calling for unrest. She requested that a police officer escort her to and from the airport before she flew from Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., to St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota.
Waters’ comments followed days of riots in the Minneapolis area over the Chauvin trial and the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop.
At the time, Wright had a warrant out for his arrest for first-degree aggravated robbery related to a 2019 incident. One of the arresting officers appeared to mistake her gun for a taser before shooting Wright.
Waters appeared in Minneapolis over the weekend as the prosecution and defense in the Chauvin case prepared closing arguments for the trial. Chauvin is facing charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last year. Waters said that anything short of a guilty verdict for murder is unacceptable.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. 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,” Waters said alongside protesters over the Wright shooting.
“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, but I am very hopeful and 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’ comments attracted the attention of several Republicans.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced that she has filed a resolution to hold Waters accountable for “inciting violent riots and Black Lives Matter terrorism.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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