House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced on Tuesday that he “introduced” a “censure resolution to hold” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) “accountable” after the California Democratic congresswoman stood with protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Saturday evening, urging demonstrators 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.”
“Chairwoman Waters’ actions are beneath the dignity of this institution. They raised the potential for violence, directed lawlessness, and may have interfered with a co-equal branch of government. I just introduced this censure resolution to hold her accountable,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted Tuesday.
Chairwoman Waters’ actions are beneath the dignity of this institution.
They raised the potential for violence, directed lawlessness, and may have interfered with a co-equal branch of government.
I just introduced this censure resolution to hold her accountable. pic.twitter.com/cGuEFNNqZo
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 20, 2021
In the Resolution, it states, in part, that Rep. Waters said, “We’re looking for guilty verdict” and if former police officer Derek Chauvin was not convicted guilty, she urged protesters to “stay on the street”, “get more active” and “get more confrontational”.
The House voted Tuesday 216-210 along party lines to kill the resolution introduced by GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to censure Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters:
🚨 BREAKING → Every single House Democrat just voted to stand with Maxine Waters.
They made it clear: Democrats are fine with Democrat politicians inciting violence and chaos.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 20, 2021
BREAKING: The House votes 216-210 to kill a resolution introduced by GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy to censure Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters for urging “more confrontation” if MN jury doesn’t convict Derek Chauvin.
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) April 20, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) April 20, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday, saying that she should not apologize for her comments and that the congresswoman was not inciting violence.