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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Rep. Maxine Waters does not need to apologize and did not incite violence by calling to get “more confrontational” if police officer Derek Chauvin is not found guilty.
“No, I don’t think she should apologize,” Pelosi told the hill pool on Monday. “Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement.”
Asked whether the comments from Waters, a California Democratic congresswoman, incite violence, Pelosi said: “No, absolutely not.”
Asked whether Waters’ comments incite violence, Pelosi said: “No absolutely not"
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 19, 2021
Over the weekend, Waters told a crowd of protesters that they need to be “more confrontational” if former police officer Derek Chauvin is not found guilty of murder in his trial, after killing George Floyd.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican firebrand, said she would bring a proposal to have Rep. Waters removed from Congress this week.
“Very soon I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel @RepMaxineWaters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people. Rep Waters is a danger to our society,” she said.
“After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and drive-by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning.
“As a sitting United States Congresswoman @MaxineWaters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty. This is also an abuse of power,” she said.
But Waters did something that she likely did not want the protesters to whom she was speaking to know about as she talked about protesting against the police.
The representative requested a police escort to travel with her to the protests, Townhall reported.
New documents obtained by Townhall show Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters requested an armed police escort to Minneapolis over the weekend, where she called for violent activists to “stay in the streets” during a protest against law enforcement.
Waters flew from Dulles International Airport to Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday, April 17, just days ahead of a verdict in the George Floyd, Officer Derek Chauvin trial.
Imagine asking for the police to come with you and protect you as you go to a protest and tell the protesters to keep protesting against the police.
As Black Lives Matter and Antifa groups nationwide have been burning and looting cities the 82-year-old representative has called on the former to be “more confrontational.”
“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” Waters said to reporters just before the 11 p.m. curfew in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota where Daunte wright was killed in a confrontation with police. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
A reporter then asked Waters about what she would think if former Officer Derek Chauvin was found not guilty in his trial for the death of George Floyd.
“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” she said.
“This is a very difficult time in the history of this country,” she said. “We have to let people know that we are not going to be satisfied unless we get justice in these cases.”
“The way to get in control is not to allow them to win,” she said. “You’ve got to register and you’ve got to vote and you’ve got to take the power.”