California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is still active on social media after telling protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” over the Derek Chauvin trial involving the death of George Floyd — and being rebuked by the presiding judge for “abhorrent” remarks on the case.
In an interview in the midst of a protest, on Saturday, Waters said “We’re looking for a guilty verdict.”
Waters was asked what protesters should do if Chauvin isn’t found guilty.
“Well, we’ve got to stay on the street, and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational,” she answered. “We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy said in a tweet on Sunday evening. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”
McCarthy said on Monday that he’s introducing a resolution to censure Waters.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday, “No, I don’t think [Waters] should apologize” for her “more confrontational” statement. Asked whether Waters’ words could incite violence, Pelosi replied, “Absolutely not.”
President Trump addressed the crowd at a rally on Jan. 6 ahead of the riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol. After the riot took place, Twitter and Facebook banned Trump from their platforms. Democrats impeached Trump for “incitement” of violence. The Senate ultimately found Trump not guilty.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” she said. “And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.”