Sen. Cruz: 'Democrats Actively Encouraging Riots & Violence'

Michael W. Chapman | April 19, 2021 | 2:02pm EDT
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House Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).  (Screenshot)
House Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). (Screenshot)

(CNS News) -- In response to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calling on protesters in Minneapolis to "stay on the street," "get more confrontational," and let people know "that we mean business" to ensure a guilty verdict in the George Floyd trial, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted, "Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence."

"Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence," he tweeted on April 18.  "They want to tear us apart. “'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.”

 

Waters, who is from California, flew to join the demonstrators in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday.

As was recorded on several videos, posted to YouTube and other platforms, Waters said, "We have to let people know that we're not going to be satisfied unless we get justice in these cases."

"We've got to stay on the street, and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational," said the congresswoman at the protest.  "We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business."

At a 2018 rally in Los Angeles, Rep. Waters told the crowd "to get out" and "push back" against members of the Trump administration.

"You think we're rallying now? You ain't seen nothing yet," she said. "Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."

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