We reported when Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) threatened the jurors deliberating the Derek Chauvin case and the civil society of Minneapolis and elsewhere telling reporters that if Chauvin is not found guilty of the top charge, Second Degree Murder, she encourages people to “stay on the streets” and to “get more confrontational.”
Waters seemed to brush off criticism by Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over the Chauvin murder trial, who said that her remarks about the case could be grounds for appealing a verdict. Way to go, Low IQ Maxine.
Over the weekend, Waters encouraged protesters to “get more confrontational” if Chauvin is not convicted for George Floyd’s death. The dumbbell congresswoman said as far as she’s concerned she believes Floyd is guilty of First Degree Murder. She normally doesn’t know what she’s talking about and this time is no different. Not only would what Chauvin did not fall under First Degree Murder, but when you read the statutes, he shouldn’t even be convicted of the crimes he was charged with, including second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The manslaughter charge would be the only one Chauvin might be convicted of with a healthy Olympian style stretching of the statute. Waters, like a dope, thinks First Degree Murder sounds way more serious than Second Degree Murder, so she thinks it should be First Degree Murder. Folks, this woman chairs the House Financial Services Committee!
Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted pic.twitter.com/RemfvCCLAn
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
On Monday, Chauvin’s lawyer asked Judge Cahill to declare a mistrial because of the inciting rhetoric of Waters’ comments, claiming she had prejudiced the trial. The judge denied his request.
“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said as arguments in the case concluded and the judge handed it over to the jury for deliberations.
Waters had said protesters needed to “stay on the street” demanding justice until there is real police reform. She also said if Chauvin is not found guilty, “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.”
Throwing cover for the dopey Waters, CNN said the judge also noted that “a congresswoman’s opinion really doesn’t matter a whole lot.” Anyone reading this knows that’s not true. In a normal case where the divisions of our society were not so stark, I would agree, but not now. The Left has divided us more than at any time in my lifetime.
CNN said Waters gave a response to the judge’s comments as she left the floor of the House on Monday. “The judge says my words don’t matter,” she said.
After being pressed on Judge Cahill’s remarks about her comments possibly being grounds for an appeal, Waters said “Oh no, no they didn’t.” Are we supposed to trust a woman who thinks someone should be charged with first-degree murder instead of second-degree murder because she’s really, really, really, really angry about it?
She told CNN that her reference to confrontation was meant in the context of the civil rights movement’s nonviolent history, saying that “the whole civil rights movement is confrontation.” She’s full of crap too. She used the word “fight” as well, even though Democrats impeached Trump for saying we were going to “fight like hell” to overturn the election that was stolen from him, claiming that to be incitement.
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) demanded that Speaker Nancy Pelosi take action against Waters for her incitement rhetoric and vowed to take his own action if she does not. McCarthy took to social media to hold the Democrats to their own rules.
“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”
Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
“Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get ‘more confrontational’ is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters’ call for violence,” Mike Berg, the National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman, said to Fox News.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) issued a resolution calling for Waters’ expulsion from Congress.
When asked if Waters should apologize for her rhetoric, Pelosi responded in the negative.
“No, she doesn’t,” Pelosi said. “Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement.
“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.”
She did not talk about the civil rights movement. She never mentioned civil rights when she made her threats. And why should she have talked about civil rights? George Floyd’s death had nothing to do with race. We have all seen the videos. Floyd resisted arrest from the minute police went to arrest him. We have also seen video footage from a prior arrest where he acted in the same deranged ways he did on May 25, 2020. The difference was back then he didn’t have a lethal dose of Fentanyl with meth in his bloodstream.
Pelosi added: “No, I don’t think she should apologize.”
Everyone reading this knows darn right well that had the roles been reversed and a republican had said such despicable things during a trial Pelosi would be preparing a mission to expel that member from Congress. The result is just another example of how two-faced Democrats are.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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