Rep. Maxine Waters Blasts Critics For Getting ‘Mad’ At Her Rhetoric ‘When Police Keep Killing Us’

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Saturday lashed out at critics who criticized her for her incendiary rhetoric, and suggested that people are angry at black people no matter what they do. “If we take a knee, they’re mad. If we speak up like I do, they’re mad. If we protest like Martin Luther King Jr. taught us to do, they’re mad,” Waters tweeted without specifying whom she was talking about. “What is it that they expect us to do when police keep killing us?” Waters’ comment came after a week during which she was in the spotlight for repeatedly making comments about the Derek Chauvin trial that many deemed inappropriate and inflammatory, including the judge who presided over the trial. After traveling to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, in the wake of Daunte Wright’s death in an officer-involved shooting earlier this month, Waters told a crowd, “We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. And we’re looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd.”

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