Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries responded to Maxine Waters’ blame efforts by telling Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to “stop this.”


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Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Bill Clarke / CQ-RollCall, Inc via Getty Images

  • Democrat Hakeem Jeffries has sharply criticized Republican efforts to blame Maxine Waters.

  • Waters faces criticism that he told protesters to “more conflict.”

  • “Clear your mess, Kevin. Let this sit down,” Jeffreys said, referring to Congressman Kevin McCarthy.

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Hakeem Jeffries, the fourth-highest member of the House of Representatives, has sharply criticized Republican efforts to blame Democrat Maxine Waters, who should deal with the “chaos” before attacking Democrats. Said that.

“Republicans in the House of Representatives are now in turmoil, so Kevin McCarthy should focus on his own meetings,” Jeffreys told reporters. “Maybe he should sit this down.”

Jeffreys has nominated certain Republicans who have been involved in the controversy in recent months.

“Lauren Boebert is messed up. Matt Gaetz is messed up. Marjorie Taylor Greene is messed up,” he said. “Clear your mess, Kevin. Sit this down.”

Waters faces criticism that he told a group of supporters to “more conflict” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged with the murder of George Floyd, was acquitted. She commented when she visited Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. There, a 20-year-old black man, Dantelite, was shot dead by police officers last week.

“We have to stay on the street, and we have to be more active. We have to be more confrontational,” she said. “We need to make sure they know that we mean business.”

The judge, who oversees Chauvin’s trial, called Waters’ remarks “disgusting” and said the appeal could be justified once the case was decided. The jury’s verdict will be published Tuesday afternoon.

Republicans plan to vote Tuesday afternoon to blame Waters. The party refused to blame members accused of making comments that instigated violence, including before and during the January 6 parliamentary riots.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Waters, saying that Congressman’s remarks were “absolutely unintended” to incite violence.

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