A document obtained and published by Town Hall indicates that the Democratic congresswoman requested a police escort before her trip to the city, where she called for people to “stay in the streets” during the unrest.
Waters, 82, flew from Dulles International Airport to Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday and demanded a guilty verdict for the former officer “or else.”
The document published by the outlet details the “requesting organization” as the US Capitol Police and the “name of the primary protectee” as Waters, who was flying on Delta.
“Police escort In & Out” is listed as a special request on the document, which describes the “risk factor” as “moderate.”
A law enforcement source with the Capitol Police revealed on Tuesday that the request posted by the outlet was for an escort to the gate at Dulles, not for protection in Minnesota.
The official said the request is commonplace among members of Congress departing from DC — and added that he was unaware of what protection Waters got in Minneapolis, if any.
Republicans attacked the congresswoman over her calls, claiming her incendiary comments could incite violence in a state already on edge.
Waters stood alongside demonstrators in Brooklyn Center on Sunday morning to encourage them to make their voices heard following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and ahead of the closing arguments in Chauvin’s trial.
“We’ve got to stay in the streets, and we’ve got to demand justice,” she chanted to the crowd, “No good cops in a racist system!,” “F–k your curfew!” and “No justice, no peace!”
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict” in the Chauvin case, Waters said. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away, we’ve got to get more confrontational.”
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to hold Waters accountable for her remarks and vowed that he would “bring action” if he had to.
On Monday, Pelosi said she did not believe Waters needed to apologize for her comments, adding that she did not think they would incite violence, Fox News reported.
The judge in Chauvin’s murder trial also slammed Waters, saying her statements could lead to the whole case “being overturned.”
A number of prominent Republicans have condemned her words, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who linked her actions to the greater Democratic Party.
During an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday, Waters said she went to Minnesota as a “kind of Auntie Maxine” to lend her support for the protesters.
The Capitol Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post. Efforts to reach Waters’ office were unsuccessful early Tuesday.