Democrats Nuke Censure Of Maxine Waters For Incitement Of Violence In Minnesota

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin Mc Carthy scratches his head during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol

Herrera Beutler said on social media Tuesday that she'll vote in favor of a resolution condemning Waters' "incendiary remarks".

When asked what protesters should do if the verdict does not come back guilty, Waters said, "We've got to stay on the street".

"And if he's been following the case as he claims to have been, he knows trial judge Peter Cahill has pleaded that public officials stop commenting on the trial - under circumstances where, even before the Bidens and Waters piped up, there was already substantial reason to doubt that Chauvin could get a fair trial in Minneapolis".

"I love my colleagues, and they love me", she said after the vote. And we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational.

McCarthy said that Waters, who represents California, went to Minnesota "to interfere in its judicial system" in violation of a curfew.

McCarthy was far from the only one to criticize Waters and Biden for their comments.

"I think it's a vote that they will regret because I think the country is pretty sick of this stuff and they understand what's going on, and they realize that, you know, these are people who are demagogues, they are liars, they are utterly irresponsible, but what's more important, they are costing the lives of innocent Americans", Gingrich went on.

House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's resolution to censure Waters however, failed in the House 216-210.

"I hope that we are going to get a verdict that says, 'guilty, guilty, guilty, ' and if we don't, then we can not go away", Waters told reporters over the weekend while joining protestors in Minnesota. "I'm talking about speaking up".

Waters brushed aside the criticism, saying she has always promoted nonviolence and accusing Republicans of "bullying" her.

Randy Zelin, head of the criminal practice at Wilk Auslander LLP and an adjunct professor of law at Cornell University, told Fox News that the defense has "so many different directions for the defense to go" in arguing that the trial was not fair, including Waters' comments and possibly Biden's.

"When you've got a situation where Lauren Boebert is a mess, Matt Gaetz is a mess, Marjorie Taylor Greene is a mess-Clean up your mess, Kevin", Jeffries said. "You've got no credibility here", Jeffries said.

House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer also defended Waters on Tuesday, telling reporters that Waters used the word "confrontational" to mean they should face the broken USA criminal justice system head on.

"We support peaceful protests, consistent with the First Amendment, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition the government peacefully. We will do what happened to the witness - blood on their door, '" he said.

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