McCarthy to introduce resolution to censure Maxine Waters

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Monday that he planned to introduce a resolution to censure Rep Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for "dangerous" comments she made during a trip to Minnesota over the weekend.

His death sparked days of protests in the Minneapolis suburb, as the murder trial for another police killing of an unarmed Black man - George Floyd - is getting close to ending just a few miles away. "I don't feel like people in power - if they really cared about all of this, they would have come to the aid of the protestors and said let's work on this before it got as far as it did last summer".

After a day of closing arguments, jury deliberations in the trial began late Monday afternoon.

Mr Nelson said it was reasonable to interpret the comments as an elected official from the United States congress making threats against the jury process.

Judge Cahill called her comments "abhorrent" and "disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function". Their failure to do so I think is abhorrent, but I don't think it has prejudiced us with additional material that would prejudice this jury.

Waters: "I didn't hear you".

"Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us, basically calling us violent ... any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that, how this is a time for [Republicans] to raise money on [Democrats] backs", Waters told The Grio. "I trust that they are following those instructions".

Waters' comments have drawn reproach from many Republicans. "I am nonviolent", she said.

"Well I can speak to the president's view, he has been very clear that he recognizes the issue of police violence", Psaki responded.

Waters has been a galvanizing figure for decades, visiting communities nationwide to advocate for racial and economic justice, and an end to police violence.

He added that Cahill's comment about the appealwas "blurted out" more as frustration toward Waters and politicians.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Waters was "talk [ing] about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement", not inciting violence.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech that "it's harder to imagine anything more inappropriate than a member of Congress flying in from California to inform local leaders, not so subtly, that this defendant had better be found guilty".

Greene, meanwhile, called on Twitter for Waters to be expelled from Congress. "Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters' behavior-that's why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these risky comments".

What did Maxine Waters say? 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", Pelosi said.

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