Pelosi defends Waters' call to 'confront' cops

Pelosi defends Waters' call to 'confront' cops

Waters' babble came after a curfew was called in Brooklyn Heights, Minn., a suburban area of Minneapolis where the murder trial of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin was placed in the hands of the jury late Monday afternoon.

"I'm aware that Congresswoman Waters was talking specifically about this trial, and about the unacceptability of anything less than a murder conviction, and talk about being confrontational", Cahill said.

Representative Waters has threatened a jury if they do not find a guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

He saved his harshest words for elected officials that he felt were speaking about the case "in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch".

"Now that we have USA representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to the specifics of this specific case, it's mind-boggling to me", Eric Nelson, Chauvin's attorney, said to the judge.

He noted separately, however, that Waters may have provided the defense "something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned".

Waters, 82, joined protesters in Brooklyn Center - a suburb of Minneapolis - on Saturday for the seventh night of demonstrations following the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who died earlier this month when a white Minnesota police officer fatally shot him.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said over the weekend he would be forced to take action against her if Pelosi failed to punish Waters herself.

"Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement", Mrs Pelosi said.

The California congresswoman claimed she visited the troubled area to show support from "Auntie Maxine", but her public comments appear to many to have done more harm than good.

Res. 327) to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her years of inciting violence, rioting, and a drive-by shooting against National Guardsmen in Minnesota.

When pressed by reporters on the judge's comments that her remarks could be grounds for appeal, she said, "Oh no, no, they didn't", CNN reported. "No, I don't think she should apologize". "If Speaker Pelosi doesn't act against this unsafe rhetoric, I will bring action this week".

Pelosi argued that Waters' remarks were justified.

A U.S. congresswoman is under fire after urging demonstrators to "get more confrontational" if a not-guilty verdict comes in the George Floyd case. Others, such as the New York Post editorial board, have called for Waters's impeachment, making it quite clear in the board's view that the Congresswoman's "irresponsible rhetoric is inciting violence". While the White House has refrained from defending Waters, many members of the mainstream media have rushed to her defense. She also said that protesters would need to "stay in the streets" and "get more confrontational" in their "fight for justice", should Chauvin walk free. "Well, do you think Waters' comments might incite violence?"

"They have been told not to watch the news", he explained. And you push back on them. "They've handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of misinterpretation by the other side".

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