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Maxine Waters Calls For Trump Supporters To Be Investigated For Plotting Civil War

'Are they going to be attacking? Whom are they going to attack? What are we going to do?'

Maxine Waters Calls For Trump Supporters To Be Investigated For Plotting Civil War

California Rep. Maxine Waters referred to supporters of former President Donald Trump as "domestic terrorists," and insisted they should be investigated for "preparing" a "civil war."

During a Sunday interview with MSNBC, Waters said Trump's rhetoric in response to his guilty verdict was "dangerous."

“I’m worried that he’s so divisive and that he’s talking about retribution, and they’re talking about revenge and I think that that’s dangerous. He’s even mentioned civil war at one point, talked about there would be bloodshed,” Waters said.

“I am going to spend some time with the criminal justice system, with the justice system asking them, 'Tell us what’s going on with the domestic terrorists. Are they preparing a civil war against us? Should we be concerned about our safety? What is he doing with this divisive language?' It is dangerous, and we are going to have to make sure that we understand that we’re not at risk with this man talking in the way that he’s doing," she added.

Waters then went on to claim Trump didn't care about democracy or the United States Constitution.

"This is not good for this country," she said, adding Trump was "in love" with Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un. "We have got to find out what they’re doing as domestic terrorists tried to take over the government on January 6."

The California representative then reiterated she believed Trump supporters should be investigated out of concern they may engage in violent attacks.

“How far is this going to go?” Waters asked. “Are they going to be attacking? Whom are they going to attack? What are we going to do? We’re trying to get an investigation going about that.”

Waters previously claimed "right-wing organizations" were preparing for violence if Trump did not win the election this November during a separate interview with MSNBC last month.

“I want to know about all of those right-wing organizations that he’s connected with, who are training up in the hills somewhere and targeting, you know, what communities they’re going to attack,” Waters said at the time.

Trump discussed his guilty verdict during a Sunday interview with Fox & Friends Weekend and said he was "okay" with the outcome of his sentencing.

“I’m okay with it,” Trump said when discussing the potential for house arrest or jail. “I saw one of my lawyers the other day on television saying, ‘Oh, no, you don’t want to do that to the president.’ I said, don’t, you know, beg for anything. It’s just the way it is.”

The former president also acknowledged time in jail "could happen."

“I don’t know that the public would stand for it, you know.” Trump said. “I think it’d be tough for the public to take. You know, at a certain point, there’s a breaking point.”

In 2018, Waters infamously said then-President Trump and his cabinet were "not welcome" in society.

“If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothing yet," Waters said at the time outside the Wilshire Federal Building during a toy drive. “Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants … who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep! No peace, no sleep!’”

The California representative declared God was on her side.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up 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 they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere," she added.

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