House Lets Maxine Waters Off the Hook

House Lets Maxine Waters Off the Hook

( – Racial tensions reached a near-boiling point during Derek Chauvin’s trial for the death of George Floyd. Prosecutors rested their case on Monday, April 21. Citing the potential for heightened “civil unrest,” Minnesota’s Democratic Gov. Tim Walz declared a peacetime emergency for seven counties. Amid all this potential turmoil, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) decided to travel to Minneapolis and stir things up some more.

On April 17, Waters told a group of reporters and protesters that people needed to “stay in the streets” and be “more confrontational” if Chauvin was acquitted.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took up for Waters on Monday. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) introduced a censure motion against Waters the following day. As he explained, Waters’ rhetoric served as a call for lawless behavior that could increase “the potential for violence.”

However, Democrats circled the wagons, and the House voted along party lines to reject the motion 216 to 210.

Leading Democrats like Waters and Pelosi called for accountability throughout former President Donald Trump’s time in office. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, it seems they’re trying to change the rules.

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