(TargetLiberty.org) – Tension was already running high in Minnesota over the upcoming verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial – but fears of violence were reaching new heights on Monday, April 19, as politicians and the judiciary reacted to provocative rhetoric from a left-wing congresswoman.
On Saturday, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) told protestors at Brooklyn Center, MN to stay in the streets and to get “more confrontational” if a jury clears ex-cop Chauvin of murdering George Floyd last May. The protestors are already “confrontational” enough that the National Guard had to be called in to protect Brooklyn Heights Police Department. To make matters worse, within hours of Waters’ call to action, a drive-by shooter took aim at Guardsmen and cops.
On Sunday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to discipline Waters for inciting violence. The next day, McCarthy announced that because Pelosi was ignoring the situation. he would introduce a resolution to censure Waters.
Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
Also on Monday, the judge in the Chauvin trial warned that Waters might just have sunk the prosecution. Judge Peter Cahill denied a mistrial motion from Chauvin’s defense counsel, but told him, “Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.” The judge went on to call Waters’ behavior “disrespectful” and “abhorrent.”
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