Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has unleashed another pro-violence rant, this time to protesters and rioters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, ordering them to “get more confrontational” if former policeman Derek Chauvin is not convicted of murdering George Floyd.

Rioters there already have done hundreds of millions of dollars damage in the Minneapolis metro area over the Chauvin-Floyd case.

Her statements drew immediate accusations of jury tampering, inciting violence, and even prompted one liberal legal expert and commentator to note that she’s lining herself up to be a defense witness on behalf of President Trump in a lawsuit she filed against him.

The comments:

She said, among other things, that if the jury in Chauvin’s trial does not convict him, “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 she wants Chauvin convicted, but if he isn’t, “We cannot go away.”

Other members of Congress, who suggested immediately that she should be expelled from the House, were harshly critical.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., said, “Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot?”

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said, “The radical left don’t care if your towns are burning…”

And Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., said, “Why is a sitting member of Congress encouraging protesters to get ‘confrontational?'”

It was constitutional expert and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley who noted Waters was one of the Democrats who sued President Trump for telling a crowd on Jan. 6 to march to the Capitol and protest the presidential vote “peacefully.”

“With rioting continuing in Brooklyn Center, Minn. and around the country, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, went to Minnesota and told the protesters that they ‘gotta stay on the street’ and ‘get more confrontational.’ The statement is ironic since Waters is one of the House members currently suing former President Donald Trump and others for inciting violence on January 6th with his words on the Mall,” he said.

“Waters insists that Trump telling his supporters to go to the Capitol to make their voice heard and ‘fight’ for their votes was actual criminal incitement. Conversely, Waters was speaking after multiple nights of rioting and looting and telling protesters to stay on the streets and get even more confrontational. There was violence after the remarks, including a shooting incident where two National Guard members were injured. Waters has now guaranteed that she could be called as a witness by Trump in his own defense against her own lawsuit.”

He explained, “Waters’ most recent words could well be cited in the ongoing litigation over the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill. As I have previously discussed, the lawsuit by House members and the NAACP may prove a colossal mistake. It is one of a number of lawsuits, including a lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric. Swalwell, D-Calif., that could ultimately vindicate Trump shortly before the next election.”

He explained Trump’s comments did not rise to the level of crime, and in support of that opinion, he pointed out that no charges have been filed.

“Waters has gone further and insisted that Trump should not only be charged with criminal incitement but actual ‘premeditated murder,'” he noted.

“That bring us back to Brooklyn Center this weekend. Violence and looting have been unfolding around the country, including the near the area where Waters was speaking. Yet, she called on people to stay in the streets and get more ‘confrontational.’ She added that there would be no acceptance of court decisions to the contrary: ‘We’re looking for a guilty verdict. If we don’t, we cannot go away.'”

In the time period after her remarks, protesters confronted reporters, descended on the home of a prosecutor and two Minnesota National Guardsmen were injured in a shooting.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wrote, “Very soon I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel @RepMaxineWaters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people.”

She called the California congresswoman “a danger to our society.”

Green noted the violence that followed Waters’ comments, as well as her action to have “threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict.”

Far leftist activists, however, quickly sided with Waters, with one social media commenter stating, “#IStandWithAuntMaxine ALWAYS! She is good, decent, righteous, intelligent, empathetic, and everything a good leader should be.”

“Yes yes, a good leader should always encourage violence because it’s the righteous and intelligent thing to do,” commented the Gateway Pundit.

Waters also said, to MSNBC, “We have to give support to our young people who are struggling and trying to make this justice system work for everybody. They see their peers being killed. Minneapolis is a great example of what’s wrong with the criminal justice system, what’s wrong with policing. I wanted to be there as auntie Maxine to show them, not only do I love them and support them, but they can count on me to be with them at this terrible time in all of our lives.”

It’s not Waters’ first move into threatening speech. Back in in 2018, she told her supporters to “create a crowd” and to “push back” on members of the Trump administration in public.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” Waters said. “And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Just last week she yelled, during a congressional hearing, at Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth!”

Following her first comment in 2018 encouraging confrontations, she added, “They’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store, the people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No, I can’t hang with you.'”

In 2017 she described the Trump administration, “a bunch of scumbags.”

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