House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed up Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday, arguing that the progressive Democratic California congresswoman “absolutely” did not try to stoke violence by calling on Black Lives Matter protesters to “get more confrontational” if ex-Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd.
Pelosi, who kept mum about the matter over the weekend, told reporters on Capitol Hill that Republicans are taking Waters’ heated remark out of context.
“Maxine talked about ‘confrontation’ in the manner of the Civil Rights movement,” the speaker said, adding that there has been no “lack of misinterpretation by the other side.”
“No, I don’t think she should apologize,” Pelosi added.
Waters, a frequent target of right-wing criticism, traveled to Brooklyn Center, Minn., for a protest Saturday over the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, which took place as a jury in nearby Minneapolis weighs whether to convict Chauvin of murdering Floyd during a harrowing caught-on-camera traffic stop last May.
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Asked by reporters about the Chauvin trial during Saturday’s protest, Waters said she hopes the jury delivers a verdict of “guilty, guilty, guilty.”
“And if (they) don’t, we cannot go away,” Waters continued. “We’ve got to stay on the street. We get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
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Judge in Chauvin trial says Maxine Waters' remarks could potentially give the defense grounds for an appeal.
"Well, I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned." pic.twitter.com/7phhMAXjdg
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) April 19, 2021
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Tucker reminds us this is not the first time Maxine Waters called for mob justice. It goes back decades.
Republicans have seized on Waters’ remark.
Far-right Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was stripped of her committee assignments earlier this year over her calls for political violence and promotion of the QAnon conspiracy theory, has introduced a dead-on-arrival measure to expel Waters from Congress.
Rep. Lisa McClain, a freshman Republican from Michigan, suggested Monday that Waters would’ve faced a much different response from Pelosi if she was a member of the GOP.
“If this was said by a Republican, you know the majority in this chamber would move to strip that representative of committees and possibly move to expel them from Congress,” McClain said in a speech on the House floor.
Pelosi took aim at McClain later during her chat with reporters.
“That woman on the floor should be apologizing for what she said,” the speaker fumed.
McClain fired back in real-time, tweeting, “As ‘that woman,’ no I won’t apologize for calling out the double standards that you have set, @SpeakerPelosi.”
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“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed up Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday, arguing that the progressive Democratic California congresswoman “absolutely” did not try to stoke violence by calling on Black Lives Matter protesters to “get more confrontational” if ex-Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd.
to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative.
Rep. Maxine Waters urged racial justice protesters to “stay in the street,” “fight for justice,” and “get more confrontational” in the event that Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, was not found guilty of murder.
You will obey, be loyal and support the “Socialist Democrat Party”, regardless of their crimes or you will be classified as “Enemies of the Socialist Democrat Party ”. 👿
Washington Dems tried to Impeach Donald Trump for what Maxine Waters actually did and has done on many occasions.
She should be removed from her seat in washington. She was breaking the law, ingaging in protest after mandated curfew. She was inciting the already agitated crowd.
There is something mentally wrong with Maxine Waters.. Those that back her also have no ethics, no morals or common sense and decency. Pelosi is also a disgusting piece of garbage who is a coward and a waste. Look at her city where it is a filthy mess where drugs are prevalent, homelessness increasing, crime out of control and people crapping and peeing in the streets. Let’s remove the police who protect them and use that money to protect the people who need to be protected, not these low lives.
Waters is a Black Democratic Woman. She is way above the law of common American Citizens. She has no regrets as one has to have a soul to have regrets.
This is why we have to vote in the next election. Don’t wait until the next Presidential election but we need to retake the Senate.
Well we all predicted it. the house dems voted in lock step to NOT “censure her”, proving without a shadow of a doubt. NO DEM IS beholden to the law.
Nancy Pelosi has approved “Muddy Waters “MORE Confrontational” comment and opened herself up by approving Burning, Looting and Murder. She has opened herself up to charges for impeachment.
Ms. Greene with her “New Greene Deal” will hopefully include Ms. Pelosi in the charges against Waters.
Anything and everything this POS says is suspect. Let’s include Pelosi, make that two POSs. How is the voters of these two districts continue to vote for these two (and a whole bunch more in Congress, the list is too long).
Maxine, per Fox News, had armed members of the Capitol Police accompany her from Washington DC to Minnesota. Maxine defund the police and get rid of our guns Waters and she has armed members of the Capitol Police guard her. Traitors like this are running our Country.
For the Capitol Police to actively participate in calling for violence in the streets is in itself a CRIME. Defund the entire Capitol Police Department and send them all home. Revoke their credentials and bar them from law enforcement entirely.
If you have a D in front of you name there is something way wrong with you. Mainly you have your head stuck so far up you behind there is almost no hope of you ever getting it out
Pelosi and gang have a different dictionary than Websters, or perhaps the Democrats are all on the Communist Sauce!
May the one true God, see fit to sort them out and render judgement on them, and soon.
If you know anything about Biblical prophecy, you know that is exactly what is happening. We are witnessing the rapid approach of the End of Days.
How does the incindiary rhetoric of Maxine Waters in Brooklyn Center amid the rioting compare to Donald Trump exhoting the gathered crowd to peacefully make voices heard that led to cries for impeachment from the Speaker of the House? Democrats protect their own even when there is obvious guilt while concocting spurious scenarios against all others.
I’m neither Party, but wonder when people that is suspose to make our country great , is actually tearing it apart, will be punished for this type behavior.
Rep. Maxine Waters actually made a trip to get involved in something she should have been trying to calm, but did the opposite.
REmove her, California and all states deserve better representation.
It was none of her business and not her district. Her congressional district (California’s 43rd congressional district) is centered in the southern part of Los Angeles County and includes portions of the cities of Los Angeles and Torrance. She represents no one in Minnesota…
She was there to inspire violence…
Better yet remove California from the US.
No, you shouldn’t remove all of California. There are good people in the hinterlands. Just get rid of the San Francisco Bay Area, LA and any liberal environs, Sacramento and maybe San Diego.
I think Nancy is actually afraid to say anything negative of Maxine and her “BLM Democrats” …. nothing more nothing less
Two more, besides Ilhan and Omar, who need to go. They sanction for themselves everything that they berated Trump for. They are a very poor reflection on the quality of leadership in this country.
The jury was only partially sequestered during testimony, meaning they could go home at night; and were not fully sequestered until deliberation began. How could they possibly not know what the dems and their cannibal armies are threatening if the verdict does not meet their approval. They also have to be concerned that the dems and their media allies will dox their identities, making their homes and families unsafe. The dems do not care about the law; it’s all about their agenda…
I forget where i saw it, but i did see someone make mention, CNN (or was it the NY times) ALREADY TRIED TO do that, by trying to get the names of the jurors PUBLISHED along with their addresses…
TO ME THAT is flat out JURY tampering and Witness intimidation.
As I said at a different site; Minneapolis Star and Tribune on the Friday before had printed all the information about the jurors except their name. It would not take much for some people to recognize them. They told age black or white jobs etc.
The Alternate juror just said CNN that she felt for her and her family safety if they didn’t get the right Verdict. The jury was scared. That’s not a fair trial.
“Maxine talked about ‘confrontation’ in the manner of the Civil Rights movement,” the speaker said,
Um. I remember the Civil Rights movement.
MLK led from the front of the marchers. The marchers weren’t “mostly peaceful,” they were actively non-violent, even in the face of police dogs and firehoses. They marched in daylight, not darkness. MLK went to the Birmingham Jail for “illegally” voting. (As a registered Republican, BTW.) He delivered speeches, and his movement set an example of civilized protest, that changed the heart of America.
But I’ll give Ms. Waters benefit of the doubt. By “more confrontational” perhaps she means Antifa should quit looting and burning businesses, and march on the Capitol. I’d plug in my TV to watch that.
These days he would have been seen as an uncle tom.. Cause he wasn’t as “Anarchistic as the left wants”.
Pelosi defended and supported Swallwell, no one should be surprised she supports Waters. She could have been Chamberlain in the ‘30’s for how little she recognizes corruption and evil..
Take both them witches to Salem and burn um on the stake… Non violently, of course! 😉
I think that it’s only fitting that a mean-spirited and bitter old woman like Maxine Waters would be defended by another mean-spirited and bitter old woman like Nancy Pelosi. They should have both been put out to pasture many years ago, but continue to be reelected by . . . .
More like, BURIED in that pasture… Six feet under.
Floyd had Fentanyl and Meth in his blood stream. This combo is known to cause asphyxia. Floyd was complaining that he couldn’t breath while he was in the squad car. It was not from the knee on his shoulder or neck. Could Chauvin have gotten him help? Yes, but Floyd had resisted arrest and there was no way of knowing if his complaints were real or an avoidance of arrest. Remember, this is a man who had, with others, invaded a home and held a loaded gun to the abdomen of a pregnant woman while his cohorts robbed her and had had 4 convictions. Resisting arrest is against the law. The officers wrestled with him for some time before using the force. He had passed a counterfeit bill, and that is arguable on who is the greatest criminal, the FED or Floyd, but the fact is that Officer Chauvin is reported to weigh 140 pounds and is not a big man. Police put their lives on the live all the time. At first I was all for conviction, but after watching the length of time that the police wrestled with Chauvin, I changed my mind. The recent unconscionable actions of the police stopping 2nd Lieutenant Caron Nazario for no reason, is grounds for criminal prosecution of the Virginia police.
There was a video shown of Floyd being arrested the year before and he used the same excuse “I can’t breath” so why would this be any different?
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Censure little nanny goat for encouraging maxie pad’s call for insurrection! Nasty nancy has said things as bad or worse in the past about just about anything she disagrees with, so now let’s keep this train going and get them all for their ugliness!!!!
Ugly old crappy female dogs of a feather fly together. No surprise.
Ugly on a stick x 2
Using the new communist buzz word “RE-IMAGINE”, I would like to re-imagine these two hateful, hideous, communist hags dangling from the end of a rope for insurrection & treason. Nothing about the “woke” movement is about equality or equity. It’s about rabid GET WHITEY and nothing else.
I’d like to re-imagine, the entire DNC, from their voter base, to their financial backers, to their judges and the like, INTO PILES OF ASH. Thanos style.
After being threatened with destroying the city and likely reprisals against jurors from the fascist Antifa, Maxine Waters, and even the (so called) president of the US, this comes as no surprise. This was not a trial in any form of the word. Hopefully it will be nullified or overturned upon appeal.
Based on what the leftist judge HIMSELF said, it SHOULD get overturned on appeal.. BUT knowing these thugs, they’ll just THREATEN THAT judge and jury too..
Of course”IT” would defend”IT”,two of the same kind,evil !!