UPDATED 4:20 PM PT – Sunday, April 18, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said top Democrat officials are openly inciting riots in response to calls for violence by Maxine Waters. In a tweet Sunday, the Texas senator said Democrats are supporting far-left terror groups to tear apart the American society.
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.” https://t.co/PWW7YNDbKR
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 18, 2021
This came after Waters called on BLM militants in Minnesota to be “more confrontational” if former Officer Derek Chauvin were to be acquitted in the ongoing trial.
Cruz added, Democrat officials will do whatever it takes to maximize government power and control.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 18, 2021
“Today’s Democrats are beholden to the far left voices that they made to the far left,” Cruz stated. “Today’s Democrats are about power. So if the rules stand in the way, the heck with the rules, ignore them.”
— MN National Guard (@MNNationalGuard) April 18, 2021
According to additional, reports, members of the Minnesota National Guard were targeted in a drive-by shooting just hours after Waters made her call to violence.
Hours after @RepMaxineWaters came to the #TwinCities and incited violence from #BrooklynCenter, shots were fired at police & National Guard in #NorthMpls around 4 a.m. The suspect got away.
White or gold Tahoe/SUV with BM driver. Fled toward Robbinsdale.https://t.co/4DSqQz51Rr pic.twitter.com/GmnX0RGUIj
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) April 18, 2021