Published: Tue, April 20, 2021
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Congresswoman denies inciting violence — George Floyd death

Congresswoman denies inciting violence — George Floyd death

On April 17, 2021, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters visited a racial justice protest in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was among several lawmakers who spoke about the potential fallout of the Derek Chauvin trial. "Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters' behavior-that's why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these unsafe comments".

Over the weekend, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., attended a Black Lives Matter rally in Brooklyn Center, Minn., to protest the killing of 20-year old Daunte Wright, a young Black man, by police.

Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd during an arrest on May 25 in Minneapolis. And we've got to get more active, we've got to get more 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. "They've got to know that we mean business".

"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.

"Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement", Mrs Pelosi said. McCain finished by saying although she believed in "peaceful protesting all day every day, it's an integral part of an American pastime, I think the second it becomes violent, you lose a lot of people on the message that is really really important right now". "They've handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of misinterpretation by the other side", Pelosi said.

Republicans have accused Waters of inflaming tensions. She accused Republicans of twisting her words and using them as fundraising opportunity.

McCarthy could introduce a privileged resolution to censure Waters on the House floor, but it's not expected to pass if no Democrat supports the measure.

Judge Peter Cahill showed frustration with Waters' rhetoric shortly after the jury was dismissed Monday to begin deliberations. "This is also an abuse of power".


A freshman member from Georgia, Greene herself has a long record of making incendiary remarks ranging from allegedly supporting violence against Pelosi and Democrats, to spreading baseless claims that mass school shootings were staged.

The chair of the House Financial Services Committee was first elected in 1991 to represent south Los Angeles, and is now in her 15th term in Congress.

Answering her partisan critics in an interview with TheGrio, Waters said her remarks were not an incitement to violence.

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. She made headlines in 2018 when she encouraged supporters to harass Trump administration officials in public over its family separation policy at the border.

Republicans were quick to fire back after Waters made her comments.

"Your time has expired, sir", she said to Jordan, who continued to speak after his time for questioning had expired.

"You don't need to burn stuff down".

Still, Waters has allies as a longstanding and senior member of Congress. "We only have limited time".

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