The GOP has condemned Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for ordering rioters in Minnesota to “be more confrontational” if Chauvin is not ruled guilty of the murder of George Floyd.
Brooklyn Center has turned into a staging point for protests after the shooting of Daunte Wright. The Congresswoman was there on Saturday.
When asked about the trial, Waters said if Chauvin is not found guilty, “We must stay on the streets and get more active, we have to get more confrontational. They must know we are serious.”
Waters stated she was “hopeful” Chauvin would be ruled guilty of murder, but if he is not, “we must not go away.”
Republicans were fast to push back.
“Saying to rioters who have looted stores and burned buildings to be ‘more confrontational’ is very irresponsible. Every Democrat should condemn the Congresswoman’s call for violence., National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg said.
“Why is Rep. Waters going to a different state attempting to cause a riot? What good can this do?” Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., said on Twitter.
Waters says she intends to stay in Minnesota until closing arguments are expected in the Chauvin trial.
“The way to get control is not to let them win., Waters said of Democrats’ opponents, in remarks on the local FOX 9 station. “You must register and vote and we must take the power.”
Author: Scott Dowdy