This is despicable, but even more so coming from a sitting member of Congress.
The entire American system of justice is predicated on the belief of innocent until proven guilty and calling for confrontation before hearing what that verdict is is irresponsible and dangerous.
Rep. Maxine Waters must either be kicked out of Congress for her potential incitement of violence or else Democrats like Nancy Pelosi need to shut up about Marjorie Taylor Greene and others like her.
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Read this transcription, it’s very enlightening:
COLLINS: “And you talked about how the White House is preparing for whatever that verdict is. Congressman Maxine Waters said over the weekend that, ‘We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational.
We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.’ Does the President agree with what she said about getting more confrontational?”
PSAKI: “Well, I can speak for the President to you. He has been very clear that he recognizes the issue of police violence against people of color, communities of color is one of great anguish and it’s exhausting and quite emotional at times.
As you know, he met with the Floyd family last year and has been closely following the trial, as we’ve been talking about, and is committed to undoing this longstanding, systemic problem.
His view is also that exercising First Amendment rights and protesting injustice is the most American thing that anyone can do.
But, as he also always says, protest must be peaceful. That’s what he continues to call for and what he continues to believe is the right way to approach responding.”
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