Abraham Lincoln once said, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” This quote, which was originated from the Bible was part of a campaign speech Lincoln delivered at the 1858 Illinois Republican State Convention.
Democrat Maxine Waters seems to desire a divided house. At least that’s what her comments illude too.
“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,” Waters said. “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, but I am very hopeful and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
Her comments have received harch backlash from popular conservatives. Several were pointed out by conservative news hub, The Daily Wire:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence. 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.”
Matt Walsh, podcast host: “Maxine Waters is trying to intimidate a jury to influence the outcome of a murder trial. Every elected Republican in the country should be calling for her immediate arrest and removal from congress.”
Steven Crowder, podcast host: “If Trump was removed from Twitter AND Facebook for ‘inciting violence’ then Maxine Waters needs to be federally charged and impeached.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement: “Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”
Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
Popular podcaster Tim Pool said: “Maxine Waters says that Chauvin premeditated the murder of George Floyd and that if Chauvin is not convicted a crime he wasn’t charged with they should get ‘more confrontational’ More confrontational than burning down buildings?”
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg told fox: “Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get ‘more confrontational’ is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters’ call for violence.”
Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this? https://t.co/nXzV0trmN3
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 18, 2021