Controversial comments made by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in Minnesota on Saturday night have risen from accusations of "inciting violence" to possibly affecting the outcome of the trial she was protesting. Yesterday, the defense team of former policeman Derek Chauvin, who's accused of murdering George Floyd, requested a mistrial based on Waters' statements. While denying the motion, trial Judge Peter Cahill said:
"Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned."
CNN reports that this isn't the first time the California Democrat has created a firestorm of controversy: "Waters has come under sharp criticism in the past, including from fellow Democrats, for comments she has made about Republicans. She made headlines in 2018 when she encouraged supporters to harass Trump administration officials in public."
Late yesterday afternoon, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) vowed to take action, tweeting: "This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters' behavior — that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments."
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