As if things weren’t already ugly between Maxine Waters and the Republican Party, it appears it’s going to get even more confrontational.
“Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ripped GOP lawmakers in a Monday interview, saying they were trying to “send a message” to white supremacists with their criticism of her,” according to The Hill.
“‘I am nonviolent,” Waters told The Grio on Monday after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) accused her of condoning political violence by stating supporters of racial justice and Black Lives Matter should be ‘more confrontational.’
“‘Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us, basically calling us violent … any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that, how this is a time for [Republicans] to raise money on [Democrats’] backs,’ Waters said…
“‘This is a time for [Republicans] to keep telling our constituents that [Democrats] are the enemy and they do that time and time again,’ Waters said. ‘But that does not deter me from speaking truth to power. I am not intimidated. I am not afraid, and I do what needs to be done.’
“While in Minnesota over the weekend, Waters was asked by reporters about the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer facing murder charges in the killing of George Floyd last May. A verdict in the case is expected in the coming days.
“‘We’ve got to get more confrontational,’ Waters told reporters according to Fox News. ‘We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.'”
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— The Hill (@thehill) April 19, 2021