Maxine Waters Demanded Police Protection for Trip Where She 'Incited Riots'
Democrat told Minnesota rally protesters 'get more confrontational'
Far-left Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) demanded to have police protection during her recent trip to Minnesota where she made headlines for appearing to incite riots, according to reports.
During her visit to the state over the weekend, Waters made inflammatory comments that many have perceived as inciting violence in a region that has been experiencing intensifying Black Lives Matter rioting.
Travel logs, obtained and published by Townhall editor Katie Pavlich, appear to show that Waters requested a U.S. Capitol Police escort on Saturday when she flew to Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport from Dulles International Airport.
Protests have been intensifying in Brooklyn Center – near Minneapolis – where Duante Wright was killed in a police-involved shooting.
Wright's death came as the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has been accused of murdering George Floyd, nears its culmination.
The region is anticipating violent unrest as the verdict in Chauvin's trial looms.
The California Democrat’s remarks during her visit to the area, however, have drawn widespread attention and scrutiny.
Waters urged protesters in Brooklyn Center "stay in the street" as she joined the protests on Saturday and violated the local curfew.
"We've got to stay in the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," Waters said, referencing a scenario where Chauvin is not convicted.
"We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."
As previously reported by Neon Nettle, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Monday that she did not believe Waters needed to apologize for her comments.
She also said she did not think they would incite violence as the local communities deal with intensifying protests.
The comments were brought up during Chauvin’s trial, as the former Minneapolis police officer’s defense team characterized them as "threatening acts of violence."
Judge Peter Cahill lamented that lawmakers have chosen to get in the way of the judicial process and slammed Waters over her calls for rioting if a guilty verdict isn't reached.
After the California lawmaker's shocking remarks made global headlines, Chauvin's defense attorney Eric Nelson called for a mistrial after the jury retired on Monday.
Speaking after the jury was sent out on Monday afternoon, Nelson once again made a bid to have the case against his client thrown out on grounds that there was no way the jury could be untainted by the excessive publicity surrounding the case.
"Now that we have US representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this trial it’s frankly mind-blowing," Nelson argued.
Taking it into consideration Judge Peter Cahill said: "I grant that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned."