Tucker Carlson says 'hypocrite' Maxine Waters is 'guilty' of greater incitement of violence than Trump

TUCKER Carlson claimed on Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters is "guilty" of a greater incitement of violence than Donald Trump after she told activists to "get confrontational" if Derek Chauvin is acquitted.

Carlson made the remarks during a broadcast on Fox News last night, in which he also branded the Democrat a "hypocrite" and a "supporter of mob violence for political ends".

"Is Maxine Waters guilty of greater incitement than Donald Trump? Well, of course," Carlson said, referencing the January 6 riots at the US Capitol.

"But that's not the point. People like Maxine Waters don't care if you point out that they're hypocrites. They don't care if you catch them lying. You're wasting your breath when you point this out. They're not ashamed, they never will be ashamed."

The Fox News veteran continued: "So how do you respond to people like this? Well, the only thing you can do is tell the truth about who they are.

"Maxine Waters is someone who supports mob violence. She always has supported it … She believes in mob violence for political ends, that's why she's been calling for it for decades."

Carlson's comments come in response to remarks Waters made while speaking to the media during a demonstration against the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, in Minneapolis last weekend.

Waters told activists they needed to "get confrontational" if the former city police officer was found not guilty in his murder trial for the death of George Floyd.

"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" she said.

"We're looking for a guilty verdict and we're looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd. If nothing does not happen, then we know that we got to not only stay in the street, but we have got to fight for justice," she added.

Two members of the Minnesota National Guard were injured in a shooting hours after Waters comments.

While it'd not clear if there was any connection between what Waters' said and the shooting, Republican lawmakers have slammed her for inciting violence and have called for her to be removed from Congress.

Leading the charge against Walters is GOP Rep. and Q-Anon conspiracy theorist Marjory Taylor Greene, who released a statement on Sunday blasting her "continual incitement of violence."

In the statement, Taylor Greene accused the California Democrat of encouraging "Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists to fire gunshots at National Guardsmen in Minnesota."

She also called Waters "a danger to our society," and accused her of "traveling across state lines to incite riots."

"As a sitting United States Congresswoman, Rep. Maxine Waters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty."

Taylor Green then insisted Walters had committed an "abuse of power" and "must be expelled from Congress!"

Several other members of the GOP followed suit and called on House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take immediate action against Waters.

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy warned Pelosi that he would "bring action" against Rep. Maxine Walters this week if the Democratic leader fails to punish her.

"Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past," Rep. McCarthy tweeted. "If Speaker Pelosi doesn't act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week."

The judge presiding over Chauvin's trial, Peter Cahill, also denounced Waters' comments, insisting her remarks could provide grounds to appeal and overturn the jury's eventual verdict.

Later in his segment on Monday night, Carlson claimed that Waters has "never believed in Western Justice", saying she has "never had a problem with killing political enemies."

He also said the California Democrat is guilty of "jury intimidation" by "demanding a first-degree murder conviction" in the Chauvin case.

"In a fair system, no jury would convict Chauvin of first-degree murder," Carlson said.

"But again, Maxine Waters doesn't believe in the system, the one that she helps run, so she's demanding a first-degree murder conviction. What is this called? Well, it's called jury intimidation."

Chauvin is not on trial for first-degree murder. He has been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. 

The jury began deliberating a verdict on each of the charges on Monday afternoon.

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