Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is generating the fiercest backlash for her public demand that Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged in the death of drug addict George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, be convicted as guilty of ‘first-degree murder,’ a charge not being considered in his ongoing trial.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. And we’re looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd,” he said in Minneapolis, Saturday night in the riot-torn streets, according to the April 18 The Daily Wire.
Author and veteran Jack Posobiec added the video of Waters making her public tirade to one of his tweets.
“Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted,” Posobiec wrote.
Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted pic.twitter.com/RemfvCCLAn
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
Waters’ attitude, which is described as irresponsible for trying to interfere in the judiciary’s decisions and inciting violence from his political rank, raised a strong condemnatory outcry.
She had earlier told her followers, “And so, let’s stay the course. 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, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” referring to Trump administration officials.
Waters would be “trying to create a Civil War,” wrote the New York Post Editorial Board, suggesting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “should strip her of her committee assignments and move for a vote to remove Waters from office.”
The first political figure to take action against Waters’ controversial incitement was Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga), who will introduce a resolution to expel Waters from the House of Representatives after accusing her of abuse of power.
“Very soon, I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people. Rep Waters is a danger to our society,” Greene wrote.
She added, “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 a drive-by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning.”
Concluding in this series of tweets with, “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.”
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.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 18, 2021
Likewise, in the same vein, podcast host Matt Walsh expressed his opinion in one of his tweets.
“Maxine Waters is trying to intimidate a jury to influence the outcome of a murder trial. Every elected Republican in the country should be calling for her immediate arrest and removal from congress.”
Maxine Waters is trying to intimidate a jury to influence the outcome of a murder trial. Every elected Republican in the country should be calling for her immediate arrest and removal from congress.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 18, 2021
Protesters in the violent riots have already burned buildings, including an Apple Store in Portland, prompting podcast host Tim Pool to ask what else Waters would be asking of the rioters.
“Maxine Waters says that Chauvin premeditated the murder of George Floyd and that if Chauvin is not convicted of a crime he wasn’t charged with, they should get “more confrontational. More confrontational than burning down buildings?”
Maxine Waters says that Chauvin premeditated the murder of George Floyd and that if Chauvin is not convicted a crime he wasn't charged with they should get "more confrontational"
More confrontational than burning down buildings? https://t.co/DeEKNeH7Hu
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) April 18, 2021