Maxine Waters made headlines back when she told an anti-Trump/anti-Republican mob that If they see anybody from the Trump Administration in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, create a crowd and push back on them. Now she’s just told a mob of angry protesters to ‘get more confrontational’ if Derek Chauvin is acquitted.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., rocked up at an anti-police protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Saturday evening, telling angry demonstrators they needed to “stay on the street,” demanding justice until police reform becomes a reality.
“I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice,” Waters told reporters shortly before an 11 p.m. curfew. “We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue.”
Asked about the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis, Waters told reporters if the former police officer isn’t found guilty of murdering 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.”
Waters said she was “hopeful” Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he isn’t, “we cannot go away.”
“We’ve got to fight for justice,” she added, saying she is pressing for a police reform bill to be passed in Congress but said Republicans would likely stand in the way.
She reportedly said she plans to stay in Minnesota until Monday when closing arguments are expected in the Chauvin trial, according to New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs.