Is What Waters Said On Par With Trump? ‘NO’ Says Rep. Scalise

Eric Scheiner | April 20, 2021
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House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was asked on Tuesday if Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) violent comments were “on par” with comments President Trump made prior to Jan. 6th, as some leftists claim.

“No,” Scalise replied.

“In fact, President Trump used the words ‘peaceful’ when he talked about the statements that he made. I haven't heard Maxine saying anything about peacefully protesting. She's talked about violence,” Scalise said.

“She's talked about, I think the word is it's - ‘get more confrontational in the streets if the verdict goes the wrong way.’  There's nothing peaceful about that.”

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Over the weekend, Rep. Waters voiced her opinion on the trial and said the if former police officer Derek Chauvin isn’t found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd, protestors need to get “ more active, and get more confrontational.”