The following contains editorial content written by a retired police chief and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN- When looking at Congressional Democrats, it’s difficult to find any that are not deranged lunatics.
There are maybe a few, but when it comes to being off the wall, you can take your pick…AOC, Tlaib, Pressley, Schiff, Omar, Schumer…the list is long and undistinguished.
However probably the most unhinged of the bunch is Maxine Waters (D-CA).
Her latest unhinged rant, Saturday in Brooklyn Center was designed to incite additional violence in an already tenuous situation. And some Republicans have had enough.
The Daily Wire reports that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is going to introduce a resolution to expel the unhinged Waters from Congress after she once again engaged in incitement of violence.
This is of course not the first time that Waters has stoked the flames of violent behavior among people who need little prodding to do just that.
On Saturday, Waters was out of her congressional district in California and found her way to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, which has been ground zero of nightly violent riots for a week after the shooting death of Daunte Wright by a police officer last week.
Why might you ask was Waters in Minnesota? Clearly she was there for one reason and one reason only…to incite an already incendiary situation and provoke violent protests, aka riots if the Derek Chauvin verdict doesn’t come out the way she feels that it should.
Chauvin is of course the Minneapolis police officer charged in the May 2020 death of George Floyd, who died of an overdose of methamphetamine and fentanyl.
Chauvin was recorded with his knee apparently on the side of Floyd’s neck, a recording that was played repeatedly on television and throughout social media without context. The trial has closing arguments this week and a verdict is expected fairly soon afterward.
Floyd’s death of course sparked nationwide riots last spring and summer, some of which still continue. Violent activists have threatened to make last summer’s riots seem tame in comparison if they don’t get their way in Chauvin’s trial.
Green announced her intention to seek Waters’ expulsion from Congress in a written statement:
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
“Very soon I’ll be introducing a resolution to expel Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence on innocent American people. Rep. Waters is a danger to our society,” Greene wrote.
“After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and a drive-by shooting on National Guardsmen 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.#ExpelMaxineWaters
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 18, 2021
On Saturday, Waters appeared at a protest and urged protesters to be “more confrontational.” According to the Minnesota national Guard, two guardsmen were injured Sunday morning.
“As a sitting United States Congresswoman, Maxine Waters threatened a jury, demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty,’ Greene wrote. “This is also an abuse of power.”
Waters arrived in Minnesota on Saturday night (flying in on her broomstick no doubt) and appeared at a rally protesting the fatal police shooting of Wright.
Rep. Maxine Waters calls for rioters to "stay in the street" and "fight for justice" against police unless Chauvin is declared guilty for murder, not just manslaughter.
"We got to get more confrontational. We got to make sure they know we mean business." pic.twitter.com/YVdV8QHfUM
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 18, 2021
When asked about the Chauvin trial, Waters told attendees at the rally and reporters that if Chauvin wasn’t found guilty:
“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.”
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Waters told attendees that she “hoped” Chauvin will be convicted, however said if he isn’t, “we cannot go away.”
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said, adding, “And we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd, if nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the streets, but we’ve got to fight for justice.”
A true literary genius.
Others beside Green ripped Waters for her comments.
“Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get ‘more confrontational’ is incredibly irresponsible.
Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters’ call for violence,” said National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg to Fox News.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) wrote on Twitter, “Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this?”
Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this? https://t.co/nXzV0trmN3
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 18, 2021
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) wrote:
“The Radical Left don’t care if your towns are burning, if there’s violence in your streets, or if the police are too defunded to defend their communities. As long as the Left appeases their anti-America base, their job is done.”
The Radical Left don’t care if your towns are burning, if there’s violence in your streets, or if the police are too defunded to defend their communities.
As long as the Left appeases their anti-America base, their job is done.https://t.co/bmBJEsrCdn
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) April 18, 2021
Rep. Ken Buck also slammed Waters:
“Why is a sitting member of Congress encouraging protesters to get ‘confrontational?” Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) wrote on Twitter.
Why is a sitting member of Congress encouraging protesters to get “confrontational?” https://t.co/Biwg69iYG1
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) April 18, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy:
Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
Ironically, Waters voted twice to impeach President Trump…the second time for allegedly inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
How exactly did she say Trump incited an insurrection?
In a release on her House website, Waters said:
“Donald Trump gave them orders. He told them to ‘save our democracy’ and that ‘we’re going to walk down to the Capitol and…you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.’”
Ok, let’s do a little comparison.
- “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.”- Maxine Waters, April 17, 2021.
- “Save our democracy. We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and…you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.”
Which one is inciting violence, and which one is not? We’ll let you decide, but it sure in hell wasn’t what former President Trump said.
In her release, Waters also had a little big of trouble with facts, claiming “supporters sped toward the Capitol with Confederate flags, guns and nooses in tow. Pipe bombs were placed on and around the Capitol grounds.”
Everything she wrote in that sentence with maybe the exception of a couple of Confederate flags was a bold-faced lie. Yet Mad Maxine voted to impeach him for it.
Meanwhile, just over three months later, in an environment that is completely incendiary, and which is putting our country on the brink of untold violence, Waters…a sitting member of Congress…encouraged people to “get more confrontational,” as if burning down buildings, looting stores and assaulting police officers wasn’t confrontational enough.
Clearly Greene’s resolution will go absolutely nowhere. Democrats in Congress don’t have the ethics or intestinal fortitude to do what is right. However it isn’t only members of Congress asking to have her removed.
The editorial board at the New York Post Sunday called for Waters to “be impeached and removed.”
They noted that Waters was in fact “breaking the law by violating curfew” because she apparently didn’t agree with it on Sunday when she made her remarks.
The paper continued “there’s been rioting, looting, graffiti—what did waters mean by ‘more confrontational?’ In Portland, they set fire to an Apple store. They’re trying to take over government buildings.”
They reminded readers that this isn’t Waters first rodeo when it comes to inciting violence.
“In 2018, she told them [supporters] to harass Trump administration officials. ‘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,’ she said.”
In closing, the Post said:
“Maxine Waters is trying to create a civil war, and her irresponsible rhetoric is inciting violence. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should strip her of her committee assignments and move for a vote to remove Waters from office.”
Don’t expect that anytime soon from Pelosi, who backed up the wacky Waters’ comments.
“I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family,” Pelosi told reporters Monday. “They’ve handled this with great dignity, and no ambiguity or lack of—misinterpretation by the other side. No, I don’t think she should apologize.”
When talking of whack job members of Congress, we forgot Pelosi. The above comment shows just how out of touch she is. “Dignity?”
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