Maxine Waters may have just inflicted a devastating wound to her own party—and her own colleagues are now furious with her.
The longtime California Democrat was escorted from D.C. to Minnesota with police protection, and then proceeded to tell a crowd of “protesters” that if they didn’t get the right verdict, they should “get more confrontational.”
More confrontational? What’s more confrontational than burning businesses and shooting at the National Guard? We worry to think about the potential consequences.
The Chauvin judge publicly denounced her comments, saying Waters may have given Chauvin a way to overturn the case on appeal. GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy called on Nancy Pelosi to punish Waters, but instead Nancy Pelosi refused to denounce her.
But not some other House Democrats. Some are reportedly furious with her, and they’re willing to take action against her. And with such a slim House majority, Maxine might actually be held accountable for her alleged incitement.
From the Daily Wire:
Some Democrat lawmakers are reportedly “so angry” with remarks Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) made over the weekend about the Chauvin trial that they are willing to back her GOP-led censure, which would strip her of her position as chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.
“Some Democrats conceded privately they are not pleased with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saying that Waters shouldn’t apologize,” Pergram wrote. “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.”
Maxine Waters has responded to the judge’s comments, saying she thought the judge said her words don’t really matter. But according to her own Democrat colleagues, it looks like they might have major ramifications.
The senior Congresswoman could actually lose her committee chair over this. Because if Democrats sit idly by as their own leaders apparently do more than Donald Trump did to deserve impeachment in their eyes, they could quickly lose faith with the American public.
American leaders seem to be inching closer and closer to the belief that violence can be justified if you are part of the right cause. This is exactly the opposite of what Martin Luther King Jr. preached.
And Alan Dershowitz goes even further. Here’s what he said. From Breitbart:
Her message was clearly intended to get to the jury — ‘If you will acquit or if you find the charge less than murder, we will burn down your buildings. We will burn down your businesses. We will attack you. We will do what happened to the witness — blood on their door.’ This was an attempt to intimidate the jury.
Dershowitz goes on to claim that this is exactly what the supremacists in white hoods did in the 1920’s and 30’s. They would march around courthouses and threaten violence if jury gave the wrong outcome based on race.
Guess what, Democrats? America sees right through this. Democrats have been the party to use the politics of race, not just now but since before the Civil War.
And just like back then, it will be Republicans that put their foot down and demand color-blind justice, and justice for those who threaten such violence.
Do you think Democrat should punish Maxine Waters—or throw her out altogether?
- Maxine Waters has been accused of inflaming the situation in Minnesota and intimidating the Chauvin trial jurors.
- The Chauvin trial judge admonished Waters, but Nancy Pelosi refused to condemn her comments.
- Some House Democrats are reportedly angry and ready to punish Waters with a censure and loss of her committee chair.
Source: Daily Wire