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Derek Chauvin’s Defense Calls For A Mistrial Due To Maxine Waters’ Comments

Derek Chauvin’s Defense Calls For A Mistrial Due To Maxine Waters’ Comments”

During the vote on the censure resolution, Waters stood confidently in the well of the House, chatting with other lawmakers and occasionally glancing up at a vote tally in the chamber.

On Monday, Cahill castigated Waters for urging protesters to "get more confrontational" if Chauvin was not found guilty. Confront is to face the challenges that we have.

The comments, excused by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House, drew the admonishment of Judge Peter Cahill who presides over Chavuvin's trial. "And I would hope to see the Republican leadership would try to have their members see the truth of what Ms. Waters said and did and believes that we ought to confront this pandemic of the loss of, particularly young black lives, in confrontations with our police departments". As the country waits for a verdict in Derek Chauvin's trial, Waters said, "We're looking for a guilty verdict" and that if that doesn't happen, "then we know that we got to not only stay in the street, but we have got to fight for justice".

"We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business", she declared, calling for protestors "get more confrontational".

Congressional Republicans condemned Waters' comments as incitement and jury intimidation as Chauvin's defense team was denied requests to sequester the jury throughout the trial.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., spoke on the House floor in defense of Waters ahead of the resolution's introduction, calling it a "gotcha partisan vote".

Waters brushed aside the criticism, saying she has always promoted nonviolence and accusing Republicans of "bullying" her.

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"Sit this one out".

Jeffries ripped into McCarthy for failing to condemn Republican colleagues who used inciteful language in the days leading up to the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol and for voting to overturn the presidential election results later that night.

For the record, in an interview with The Grio, Rep. Waters clarified what didn't really need clarifying for anyone but those interpreting her words in bad faith: that she is "nonviolent".

"They are undermining the ability of the police to function, and they are going to create a situation where our very civilization is at threat from forces that are, I think, extraordinarily destructive", he said. You've got no credibility.

The concern with her statement isn't only that people could view it as marching orders to escalate the intensity of their protests, but it could also influence the jury's decision in the Chauvin trial verdict.

"We support peaceful protests, consistent with the First Amendment, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition the government peacefully".



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