Maxine Waters Defends Violent Protests

In an interview with Roland Martin, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) defended violent protests, arguing that a protest is about making someone “feel uncomfortable.”

“I told someone the other day who is trying to say that we’re violent when we protest, protest is about making you feel uncomfortable,” Waters said. “I’m not supposed to come to you and say, ‘May I protest you?’ No, absolutely not.

“If your heart tells you that this is what you need to do because you see some injustice,” she continued, “… then speak what your heart is telling you to do.”