Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. has advocated for looting and rioting in the past — specifically during the 1992 Rodney King riots, where she encouraged rioting while Los Angeles went up in flames.
Nearly 30 years later, nothing has changed. Waters has been criticized for her vocal support for mass looting and rioting during the 2020 George Floyd riots.
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When asked by MSNBC about the protests over the tragic death of George Floyd, Waters backed the destruction of cities across America. She suggested that the looters, even those caught on camera, aren’t technically looting.
Waters –– the 81-year-old congresswoman –– said that millennials consider “predatory lending” being committed in their neighborhoods as looting.
Smashing windows and running out of stores with televisions and toilet paper is fine with Waters. People taking out loans they can’t afford? Not.
By taking such a stance, critics say Waters is suggesting it’s OK for nonstop looting to occur.
“Young people, they have a whole new definition for ‘looting,’” she explained. “They say ‘looting’ is predatory lending in, you know, minority neighborhoods, where they’re paying 300 and 400 percent on loans by these payday lenders. … You know, on and on and on. They have a different definition for it.”
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Predatory lending is a practice that encourages abusive loan terms on a borrower.
With her statement, Waters is suggesting that young people are wrongly conflating the definitions of predatory lending and looting.
Predatory lending is real and it’s very controversial. But it’s not looting. In fact, as Western Journal pointed out, one has nothing to do with the other.
Waters, a veteran congresswoman, is falsely comparing the two — and it will cost businesses that have been barely kept afloat during the global pandemic.
For Waters seemingly so relaxed about the looting, one Twitter user had a clever response:
“She said the looting is a pre-lending. so you all can go to her house,” wrote @kaivin7.
she said the looting is a pre-lending. so you all can go to her house.
— kaivintho (@kaivin7) May 31, 2020
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