California Democrat Maxine Waters is famous for saying things like, “And we’ve got to get more active. [We’ve] got to get more confrontational,” she said. “[We’ve] got to make sure that they know we mean business.”
We’d understand if you mistook this for earlier remarks about harassing members of Mr. Trump’s cabinet, but these are more recent. Mad Maxine is talking about what happens if former cop Derek Chavuin is acquitted of murder.
Riots and destruction of public and private property (in mostly minority neighborhoods) are not enough for Congresswoman for Life Waters. She wants you to make sure “we mean business.”
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. And we’re looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd,” Waters said. “If nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice, but I am very hopeful and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
Minority Leader McCarthy is making all the right dance moves, following the rhetorical footsteps of his majority peers. Thems’ not just fighting words, ma’am. That there’s an incitement.
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
But Incitement to violence and encouraging local insurrections is the bread-and-butter of street politics from the left. Before the Capitol riot, attacking courthouses, police precincts, or anything else was an expression of patriotic duty or something. The people need room to riot, don’t you know.
This is just more of that, and no one on the left will see it differnely.
Do I think anything will come of it, other than a blog post or two and the required pandering by a handful of Republicans?
Nothing I have seen to date suggests Maxine is in danger of anything but more publicity, which I’m sure she loves as much as her millionaire lifestyle outside the decrepit crime-ridden urban areas in her district that keep electing her to public office.