Three months ago, Democrats condemned the goons who rushed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as “insurrectionists,” and impeached former President Donald Trump for allegedly “inciting” them to violence to overthrow our nation’s storied political process and institutions.
Yet those same Democrats have no problem when one of their own seeks to incite violent protest in the name of overturning our nation’s legal process and institution.
On Tuesday, U.S. House Democrats refused to censure Mad Maxine Waters for comments she made about the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
House GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy brought forward the resolution to sanction the California Democrat after she told a reporter that Black Lives Matter activists had to get “more confrontational” if Chauvin was acquitted.
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Waters was in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where another black man, Daunte Wright, was fatally shot recently after an encounter with police.
In response to a question about what protesters should do if the jury found Chauvin not guilty, Waters said in part, “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
Waters called for Chauvin to be convicted of first-degree murder, which was not charged with, and added that if he wasn’t, “We cannot go away.”
This is typical of Waters.
When Trump was in office, she called on her supporters to get in the face of administration officials over Trump’s immigration policies.
A few hours after Water spokes, some National Guard troops and police in Minneapolis were fired on in a drive-by shooting.
Waters’ comments even drew a rebuke from the presiding judge. Judge Peter Cahill on Monday told Chauvin’s lawyers that Waters had handed them a reason to appeal the verdict – which, he added, “may result in this whole trial being overturned.”
“This goes back to what I’ve been saying from the beginning. I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” Cahill said.
Cahill dubbed Waters’ inability to respect a co-equal branch of government “abhorrent.”
In a tweet, McCarthy said Waters’ actions “are beneath the dignity of this institution. They raised the potential for violence, directed lawlessness, and may have interfered with a co-equal branch of government.”
Yet Democrats blocked the censure measure 216-210 in a strict party-line vote.
Afterward, Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said, “It’s time for Democrats to speak out when they see it on both sides. They only want to speak out on one side of the aisle, not on both. And that hypocrisy, I think, is starting to shine through.”
“They made it clear: Democrats are fine with Democrat politicians inciting violence and chaos,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.
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