Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, traveled to Minnesota this weekend and made comments about the George Floyd murder trial that Republicans claim could incite people to violence. On Saturday night, the often-controversial congresswoman called for protesters to "stay on the street," "fight for justice" and "get more confrontational" if former policeman Derek Chauvin is found not guilty of murdering Floyd.
The trial's closing arguments took place in Minneapolis this morning, and the jury began deliberations this afternoon. Even far-left CNN recognizes: "The remarks come at a time of immense national tension amid several high-profile killings of Black people at the hands of police officers and as American cities brace for a fresh wave of protests as the Chauvin trial nears a close."
Republicans immediately condemned Waters' remarks, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who accused her of "inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past." Today, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said she's introducing a resolution to expel Waters from Congress. But when asked by CNN, if her fellow California Democrat needs to apologize, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied, "No. She doesn't."
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Waters calls for protesters to 'get more confrontational' if no guilty verdict is reached in Derek Chauvin trial (CNN)
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