Pelosi rejects GOP threat to censure Rep. Maxine Waters for 'inciting violence'

WASHINGTON DC- OCTOBER 02 Rep. Maxine Waters speaks as Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Capitol Hill

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The California Democrat said she was in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to show her support for protesters amid ongoing protests over the police killing of Daunte Wright and to also support his family.

Waters urged protesters in Brooklyn Center "stay in the street" as she joined the protests on Saturday and violated the local curfew.

"After traveling across state lines to incite riots, her orders recorded on video last night at the Brooklyn Center, directly led to more violence and a drive-by shooting on National Guardsmen in Minnesota early this morning", Greene wrote.

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.

Cahill said that he was aware of Waters' comments about "the unacceptability of anything less than a murder conviction and talk about being confrontational". "If nothing does not happen, then we know that we got to not only stay in the street, but we have got to fight for justice", she added.

The incident triggered days of protests in a state already on high alert pending the verdict in the case of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, an unarmed black man past year.

"I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty", Waters said Saturday in response to a reporter's question. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business.

On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Waters does not need to apologize for her comments.

"The way to get in control is not to allow them to win", Waters said of political opponents, in comments that aired on FOX 9 in Minneapolis.

"As the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial is in deliberation, the attorney for Derek Chauvin, Eric Nelson, asked for a mistrial based on the comments by Congresswoman Maxine Waters over the weekend".

Waters is well-known for her candid and direct remarks and was one of the first members of Congress to call for former President Donald Trump's impeachment. Period. Waters is wrong for encouraging confrontation and violence in a situation that requires the exact opposite of our leaders.

She became engulfed in a feud with Trump in 2018 after she called on her supporters to publicly confront and harass members of the Trump administration in response to the zero tolerance immigration policy that led to thousands of children being separated at the USA border.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Waters' remarks are a reflection of the Democratic Party's overall agenda. "You've got to register and you've got to vote and you've got to take the power".

During an appearance Sunday on MSNBC, Waters, 82, said she went to Minnesota "kind of as Aunty Maxine" to show support for the protesters and to let them know "they can count on me to be with them at this awful time in all of our lives".

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