(RepublicanPress.org) – 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.
Rep. Maxine Waters showed up at the protest tonight in Brooklyn Center, telling people "we've got to get more confrontational" and suggesting they should ignore the curfew. pic.twitter.com/4FcfhIoaJf
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) April 18, 2021
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.”
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
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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