Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters requested a police escort for her recent trip to Minneapolis, where she told protestors to “get more confrontational” in protests against law enforcement, according to documents obtained by Townhall.
Waters flew into Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport on April 17, just days ahead of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. The congresswoman requested a police escort that night when she called for people to stay out on the streets if Chauvin is not found guilty and they don’t get “justice,” according to Townhall.
Waters said she also felt the need to attend the protests to show the family of Daunte Wright, who was shot by police during a traffic stop on April 11, that someone was listening to them. (RELATED: Two National Guard Members Injured During Drive-By Shooting In Minneapolis)
“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, “We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted pic.twitter.com/RemfvCCLAn
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
“If nothing does not happen then we have to not only stay in the streets but we have to fight for justice,” Waters continued, according to Townhall. “I am very hopeful and I hope that we are going to get a verdict that is guilty, guilty, guilty and if we don’t, we cannot go away.” (RELATED: ‘Turn Off Auntie Maxine’: Trey Gowdy Says Maxine Waters Has A History Of Saying ‘Crazy As Hell Things’)