Democrats Nuke Censure Of Maxine Waters For Incitement Of Violence In Minnesota

Modesto Morganelli
Апреля 21, 2021

"We've got to stay in the street and demand justice", Waters told reporters, per CNN. That dynamic provoked Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over Chauvin's trial, to complain about Waters on Monday.

The concern with her statement isn't only that people could view it as marching orders to escalate the intensity of their protests, but it could also influence the jury's decision in the Chauvin trial verdict. Waters, who represents California's 43rd district, said she hoped Chauvin would be found "guilty, guilty, guilty," but it was her comments about a potential acquittal that led to GOP criticism.

House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer also defended Waters on Tuesday, telling reporters that Waters used the word "confrontational" to mean they should face the broken US criminal justice system head on.

"I am not anxious that they're going to continue to distort what I say", Waters said. I want you to stop meeting.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., spoke on the House floor in defense of Waters ahead of the resolution's introduction, calling it a "gotcha partisan vote". "That they'll say 'guilty guilty guilty, ' and if we don't, we cannot go away", Waters said while being interviewed on scene of the protest.

Waters brushed aside the criticism, saying she has always promoted nonviolence and accusing Republicans of "bullying" her.

"I talk about confronting the justice system, confronting the policing that's going on, I'm talking about speaking up".

"Kevin McCarthy should focus on his own conference because the Republicans in the House are a mess right now", Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said during a press conference Tuesday.

"Threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it's mind-boggling to me, Judge", defense attorney Eric Nelson said.

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) and Lauren Boebert were controversial even before they arrived on Capitol Hill in January for social media posts that indicated they believed in the QAnon conspiracy theory. Sit this one out'. He argued that "her remarks can only be interpreted as an incitement to violence" and that she "ought to be under investigation".

For the record, in an interview with The Grio, Rep. Waters clarified what didn't really need clarifying for anyone but those interpreting her words in bad faith: that she is "nonviolent". You've got no credibility.

"We support peaceful protests, consistent with the First Amendment, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition the government peacefully".

'Any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that, ' she added.

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