Roomies, Rep. Maxine Waters is truly an open book when it comes to her thoughts. She speaks up when she sees fit, even if that comes with the price of media headlines. Maxine took to her social media accounts on Saturday night to share a powerful message about police interactions with Black people.
“If we take a knee, they’re mad,” Maxine wrote. “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. What is it that they expect us to do when police keep killing us?”
Within a few minutes of posting, Maxine began to receive online reactions. Many users applauded her message, while calling the US Representative “Auntie.” The internet lovingly nicknamed Maxine “Auntie” after some of her political drags and witty public thoughts made their viral rounds.
By Sunday, the initial tweet received nearly 35,000 likes, over 7,000 retweets and 530 quote tweets. Her tweet was reformatted and also shared to Maxine’s Instagram account. On that platform, Maxine’s message received a little over 1,000 comments and more than 28,000 likes.
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This isn’t Maxine’s first time speaking on policing practices within the Black community. Judge Peter Cahill recently chastised the outspoken official for making public comments to protestors about the Derek Chauvin case. While awaiting the verdict, Maxine encouraged protestors to “stay on the street” and get “confrontational” if Derek Chauvin was not found guilty.
Thankfully, Derek did receive a guilty verdict for murder and manslaughter charges. His sentencing will occur in June.
Maxine also doesn’t stand by silently when a disrespectful situation needs a voice of reason. Nearly two weeks ago, she called out Rep. Jim Jordan for speaking over the subcommittee chair at a hearing.
“You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth,” Maxine told Jim.
Needless to say, that comment definitely earned her a few headlines.
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