Rep. Maxine Waters' (D-CA) comments in Brooklyn Center, Minn., late Saturday night instructing protestors to "get more confrontational" are not just a one-off comment, Tucker Carlson pointed out on Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday, but one by a person with a history of incendiary comments encouraging "mob violence."
In a segment Monday night, Carlson pointed out the long history of hypocrisy and comments from Maxine Waters inciting mob violence.
"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 are not ashamed. They never will be ashamed," said Carlson.
"So how do you respond to people like this? Well the only thing you can do is tell truth about who they are," he added.
Waters' comments promoting riots can be seen back in a May 4, 1992 interview during Rodney King LA riots.
"People want to know why I'm not saying exactly what they want me to say. They want me to walk out in Watts, like black people did in the '60s, and say, Cool it baby, cool it. Well I'm sorry. The fact of the matter is, whether we like it or not, riot is the voice of the unheard," stated Waters.
More than 50 people were killed and countless others were injured through the nearly week long riot in Los Angeles in 1992.
One of the most brutal attacks highlighted by Carlson's show Monday night was of the truck driver Reginald Denny. Denny was pulled out of his semi-truck by four men, and was mercilessly beaten almost to death. Damian Williams bashed Denny's skull with a cinderblock, fracturing it in 91 places, causing permanent brain damage.
Maxine Waters had reportedly went to the home of Williams on the day that the jury was set to deliver the verdict on his case to voice her support.
"We have an opportunity for justice to prevail," Waters reportedly said.
According to Carlson, Williams went on to murder again after serving only a fraction of his original sentence.
Carlson pointed out that those within Waters' party as well as her supporters haven't voiced concerns about her incendiary rhetoric, and instead have rewarded Waters with the House Financial Services chairman position that oversees Wall Street. Even with GOP members pushing for Waters' expulsion from Congress or removal from chairman position, Carlson expects little to happen because her party supports her comments.
"Waters has paid no price for this. She kept rising in the Democratic hierarchy. No one told her to stop inciting violence, so naturally she didn't," said Carlson. In regards to the GOP's push for Waters to be reprimanded Carlson said "But let's not lie to ourselves, that's not going to happen. Leading Democrats aren't going to punish Maxine Waters because they're not embarrassed of Maxine Waters because they agree with Maxine Waters."
Carlson also pointed to a 2018 clip of Waters talking to supporters, telling the crowd to get confrontational if they saw any of Trump's cabinet out in public.
"And if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them you're not welcome," said Waters.
Carlson added that these comments made recently are not just a one-off from someone, but just the latest comment from someone with a long history of inciting mob violence.
"These aren't apparitions, this is a decades-long theme. What do we conclude from it? The obvious, Maxine Waters doesn't believe in the western understanding of justice or self-government. She believes in mob violence for political ends. That's why she's been calling for it for decades," Carlson stated.
Voices like the Lincoln Project, The Washington Post, and David Frum of The Atlantic, which Carlson points out are voices of "the usual moral course," have remained silent in the wake of Waters' comments.
"In the face of that grotesque display, silence from he democratic party's usual moral course," points out Carlson.
"Why aren't they saying anything?" asks Carlson. "Obviously they support Maxine Waters.They think her calls for violence are justified, or at least they're afraid to say otherwise which is a distinction without a difference. This is true, and the sooner we understand it the better."