A growing number of congressional Democrats are so furious at Maxine Waters for inciting violence in Minneapolis that they are supporting joining Republicans and censuring Waters which will result in her dismissal as chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. And we’re looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd,” Waters said. “If nothing does not happen, then we know, that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice, but I am very hopefully and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
If Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted, Waters told her supporters to “stay on the street.”
“And we’ve got to get more active. [We’ve] got to get more confrontational,” she said. “[We’ve] got to make sure that they know we mean business.”
Fox News reporter Chad Pergram explained that Democrats’ anger towards Waters “metastasized” after Judge Peter Cahill of the death of George Floyd trial, spoke out against Waters on live television, stating that she may have caused a mistrial.
“Some Democrats conceded privately they are not pleased with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saying that Waters shouldn’t apologize,” Pergram reported. “Fox is told that a lot of Democrats are angry at Waters, are concerned about the optics of potential violence being linked back to her and Democrats generally.”
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Pergram noted that moderate Democrats were damaged during the election after far-left members of the party pushed the “defund the police” movement. The reason those Democrats are reportedly mad at Waters doesn’t appear to be based on any kind of moral conundrum they have with what she said, but rather because they are “concerned about the optics of potential violence being linked back to her and Democrats generally.”
Pergram noted that Democrats’ majority is so slim right now that they can only afford to lose two votes on their side. “One knowledgeable Democrat told Fox that some Democratic members are so angry at Waters now that they would relish the opportunity to censure her,” Pergram concluded. “So, McCarthy’s censure resolution may actually have legs.”
On Sunday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed to take action against Waters if Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi failed to do so.
“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy said in a statement. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”
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