Just after Maxine Waters told her audience in Minneapolis that they need to become more confrontational a man opened fire on National Guard troops in a drive-by shooting. That has led to calls for herm removal from congress as well as a resolution to censure her.
Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene has filed a resolution to that effect and has also started a petition where people can add their voice to her ouster.
Judge Peter Cahill admonished Waters for her statements and told the defense counsel that although he would not declare a mistrial, he now has grounds for appeal should his client be found guilty.
Her statements can be seen as both incitement to riot and for jury intimidation.
Nancy Pelosi says that Waters has nothing to apologize for but this is the same nutjob that said Trump calling for a peaceful march of calling for violence.
But, Minnesota police now say they have the shooter, Andrew Thomas (28), in custody, Thomas is a convicted felon. He has been charged with possession of a gun by a felon.
I hope they plan to add attempted murder, otherwise he could just get a slap on the wrist and a year or two in prison.
BREAKING: Andrew Thomas (28), the person who fired on the Minnesota National guard after (D) Rep. Maxine Waters went on television and told rioters to "get more confrontational" has been arrested and charged.https://t.co/Ul8mvdsBGF
— Saving America (@SavingAmerica4U) April 20, 2021
Via the Department of Justice:
Minneapolis Felon Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Firearm
Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced a federal criminal complaint charging ANDREW THOMAS, 28, with being a felon in possession of a firearm. THOMAS will make his initial appearance tomorrow before Magistrate Judge Katherine M. Menendez in U.S. District Court.
According to the allegations in the criminal complaint, during the early morning hours of April 18, 2021, a team of Minnesota National Guard soldiers, along with an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department, was stationed at the corner of Penn Avenue North and West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis.
At approximately 4:20 a.m., a light-colored SUV driving on West Broadway Avenue fired multiple shots at the team. One bullet went through the windshield of the team’s military vehicle, which held four soldiers. Two soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard sustained minor injuries: one was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries from shattered glass; the other was treated at the scene for superficial wounds.
The criminal complaint also alleges that during the late evening hours of April 18, 2021, Minneapolis Police officers patrolling the area of 6th Street South and Cedar Avenue South encountered a 2002 Ford Explorer that matched the description of the SUV involved in the shooting.
After conducting a felony stop of the vehicle, the driver, later identified as THOMAS, and a juvenile passenger, were placed in separate police cars. After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, officers recovered from the vehicle a Springfield Armory XD-9 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a .22 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number, ammunition, and two discharged cartridge casings. Because THOMAS has a prior felony conviction in Hennepin County, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.