(FreedomBeacon.com)- Over the weekend, far-left Rep. Maxine Waters called on protesters to “stay on the street” in Minneapolis and said that they should “get more confrontational” if the jury did not decide to convict Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd.
“We are looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters told journalists on the street. “We’re looking for a guilty verdict, and we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has taken place after they saw what happened to George Floyd, if nothing does not happen, then we know, uh, that we’ve got to not only stay in the streets but we’ve got to fight for justice. I am very hopeful, and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
Waters then said the verdict must be murder, not manslaughter, and that she believes it is in the “first-degree” – despite none of the evidence showing that the death of George Floyd was planned by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
When a journalist asked Waters what happens if the jury decides not to convict Chauvin, she responded, “We’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational, we’ve got to make sure that they know we mean business.”
The comments were widely condemned by politicians across the country…but only from one side. Democrats stayed largely silent, despite spending years claiming that former President Trump was inciting violence through words less direct and clear than Waters’ latest comments.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the comments on Monday, and she flat out refused to disavow Waters and condemn what she said.
“Well I can speak to the president’s view, he has been very clear that he recognizes the issue of police violence,” Psaki said, completely avoiding the question.
What kind of answer is that?
Despite her egregious comments, Waters managed to survive a push by Congressional Republicans to censure her. On Tuesday, Waters thanked her fellow Democrats for blocking the censure effort during an interview with far-left “news host” Joy Reid on MSNBC.
“Of course, I’m criticized all the time, and of course, the Republicans make a target of me, but as you know, I am passionate on these issues,” Waters said.
“I’m so sorry that it causes pain oftentimes with my colleagues,” she added. “Many times they’re in these districts where they are frightened, where they have a lot of racism, where they haven’t moved to the point that they can have a decent conversation about these issues and sometimes it’s very difficult for them.”
Calling for violence is apparently fine if you’re an elected Democrat.