House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (Republican, California) is urging Chairman Nancy Pelosi to take action against Congressman Maxine Water, a Republican of California, who has accused Minneapolis of “inciting violence” with inflammatory rhetoric.
“Maxin Waters is instigating violence in Minneapolis, just as she was instigating it in the past,” McCarthy said in a tweet. “If Chair Pelosi does not act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will take action this week.”
On Saturday, Waters visited the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to participate in a protest in response to a police shooting at Don’t Light last week. A local police officer fatally shot a 20-year-old Wright during a traffic outage. Police officers who said officials intended to fire taser guns instead of pistols resigned and were charged with two manslaughter charges.
Just a few miles from where George Floyd died last year after former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes during his arrest. Waters Said She “went to fight all those who support justice,” and called on others to join her.
“We need to get justice in this country and we can’t allow these killings to continue,” she said.
Reporters asked Waters about a potential verdict in Chauvin’s case, which is expected to be passed on this week.
Waters replied that if he was not found guilty, the activist “must stay on the street and we have to be more active.”
“We need more conflict,” Waters said. Said, According to Fox News. “We need to make sure they know that we mean business.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., GA) on Sunday Introducing a resolution to expel Waters from Congress over her remarks.
“As a sitting US House of Representative, Maxine Waters threatened violence by demanding a jury conviction if Chauvin was found not guilty,” Green said. “This is also an abuse of power.”