Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters was seen in a video outside of a car on the side of a road, reportedly watching police officers perform a traffic stop on a black driver.
Waters told the person filming that she wanted to see what was going on after seeing a black driver get pulled over. Waters also said the officers threatened to give her a ticket.
“They stopped a brother so I stopped to see what they were doing,” Waters said in the video, Fox News reported. “They said I’m in the wrong place and they’re going to give me a ticket. That’s OK as long as I watch them,” Waters continued. (RELATED: Maxine Waters: Gang Members Have More Integrity Than Trump)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA 43) making sure the brother pulled over is having his rights protected! Queen! pic.twitter.com/sT9Mk3Tz7X
— (@exavierpope) July 19, 2020
TMZ reported that Waters was driving in her district over the weekend and saw the black driver being stopped by police. (RELATED: Schumer Comes Out Against Maxine Waters’s Harassment Tactics — ‘Not American’)
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