House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) confirmed that he will introduce a resolution to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for her comments at a George Floyd protest.
Kevin said: “This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.”
Maxine Waters denied the allegations in a new interview. She tried to clean up her comments but the judge in the Chauvin trial was not pleased.
“I talk about confronting the justice system, confronting the policing that’s going on, I’m talking about speaking up. I’m talking about legislation,” Waters said.
“I’m talking about elected officials doing what needs to be done to control their budgets and to pass legislation,” Waters added.
“I am not worried that they’re going to continue to distort what I say. This is who they are and this is how they act,” Waters said of the GOP.
“And I’m not going to be bullied by them,” she said.
District Judge Peter Cahill denied Chauvin’s motion for a mistrial but suggested that Waters’s comments could give the defense “something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.”
“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.
“Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement. I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family,” Nancy Pelosi said defending the Dem Rep.
“They’ve handled this with great dignity, and no ambiguity or lack of — misinterpretation by the other side. No, I don’t think she should apologize,” Pelosi added.
Then GOP is also gearing up for a massive fight over Biden’s infrastructure plan. From The Hill:
Republicans say President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package will have a tough time getting through the Senate intact because of several key provisions that will open the legislation up to parliamentary challenges under the arcane Byrd Rule.
GOP lawmakers plan to raise numerous procedural objections to the eventual bill, arguing that various elements violate the special budgetary rules Democrats plan to use to pass the measure in the 50-50 Senate with a simple-majority vote.
“It’s a target rich environment,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, who will take the point in raising procedural objections to the Democratic infrastructure bill. “There are a lot of problems.”
Graham said he has been in discussions with his staff about how to use the Byrd Rule to block components of Biden’s infrastructure plan if Democrats pursue the budget reconciliation process, allowing them to sidestep a likely GOP filibuster.
This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.
'Broke The Law, Incited Violence'—McCarthy To Introduce Resolution Censuring Maxine Waters For 'Dangerous Comments'— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) April 19, 2021
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