"As a sitting United States Congresswoman, Rep. Maxine Waters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty".
"'We gotta stay on the street, ' Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed "to get more confrontational" & they should ignore the curfew in place". "And we're looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd, 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. We've got to make sure they know we mean business".
Asked about the Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis, Waters told reporters if the former police officer isn't found guilty of murdering George Floyd, "We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational".
Waters ranted to angry demonstrators who had gathered to call for justice in the police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder as well as manslaughter for Floyd's death, after a confrontation where Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes.
"I am hopeful that we will get a verdict that says 'guilty, guilty, guilty, ' and if we don't, we can not go away", she added.
Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked Monday whether Waters should apologize for making the remarks. "Curfew means that I want you all to stop talking". "But as he also always says, protests must be peaceful, that's what he continues to call for and what he continues to believe is the right way to approach responding". "They want to tear us apart". "What good can come from this?" tweeted Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado.