‘I am nonviolent’: Maxine Waters defends telling protesters ‘get more confrontational’

‘I am nonviolent’: Maxine Waters defends telling protesters ‘get more confrontational’

[Ed. – But what if the people she was egging on are not nonviolent. Then what?]

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters defended her call for protesters to “get more confrontational” if former police officer Derek Chauvin was not found guilty in the death of George Floyd.

“I have been an activist participating in the civil rights movement and I have dealt with the issue of police abuse for many decades,” Waters wrote Thursday in a Los Angeles Times op-ed. Waters survived a censure resolution introduced by Republican California Rep. Kevin McCarthy in a party-line vote.

“We’ve got to stay on the street, and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational,” Waters said during an interview with Unicorn Riot on April 17. “We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business” if Chauvin was not found guilty. (RELATED: Rep. Maxine Waters Asked For Police Escort As She Encouraged Protesters To ‘Get More Confrontational’)

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