House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Monday said that he will introduce a “resolution to censure” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), saying that the Democratic congresswoman “broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence.”
On Saturday, Rep. Waters crossed state lines to gather with protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Saturday evening, urging protestors to “stay on the street”, “fight for justice”, and “get more confrontational” if former police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted in his trial.
Asked what protesters should do if the former police officer isn’t found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Rep. Waters told reporters, in part, “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
On Sunday evening, the House minority leader put pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to “take action” against Democrat congresswoman Maxine Waters regarding her rhetoric at a Minnesota protest.
“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy tweeted. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week”.
On Monday, the House minority leader announced, “This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.” Continued Below
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s announcement:
This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence.
Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday, telling reporters that the California congresswoman should not apologize for her remarks and that the Waters was not inciting violence.
As previously reported by Swamp Drain:
When asked by a reporter if Rep. Maxine Waters needs to apologize for suggesting that activists need to “get more confrontational”, Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly said, “No, she doesn’t.”
“Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement,” Pelosi claimed. “I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They’ve handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of– misinterpretation by the other side. No, I don’t think she should apologize.”
Asked if the Waters’ comments could incite violence, Pelosi said, “No, absolutely not.”
Rep. Maxine Waters’ full remarks: