California Congresswoman and political agitator Maxine Waters doesn’t seem to be staying out of the headlines these days, but this one could take the cake.
The judge on Derek Chauvin’s murder trial criticized Waters’ recent inflammatory remarks, saying her words could serve as grounds for the defence to appeal a verdict.
During a protest at the Brooklyn Centre over the weekend, Waters encouraged people to “take to the streets” if Derek Chauvin is not found guilty of murder, as reported by Human Events News.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” said Waters. “And we want to see if all of the conversations that have happened and happened after you see what happened to George Floyd. If nothing happens, we know that not only do we have to stay in the city street, but we have to fight for justice. But I am very hopeful and I hope that we will get a verdict that says “guilty, guilty, guilty”. If we don’t do that, we can’t go away. ”
Asked in a Supplementary question What protesters should do if Chauvin is not convicted of murder, Waters said: “We have to stay on the streets and become more active. We have to become more confrontational. We have to make sure they know we mean business. ”
Chauvins Lawyer urged the judge to explain the comments to a mistrial on the grounds that they biased the jury.
While Judge Peter Cahill denied the motion, he said that Waters’ comments were “hideous” and that they may have given the defence an opportunity to set aside the trial.
“I give you that Congressman Waters may have given you something on appeal that could result in this entire process being overturned,” Cahill said as the arguments closed on Monday and the jury began deliberating.
Following their comments, Republicans have called for Waters to be sanctioned, although this is unlikely given the majority of the left-wing squad.
“No, I don’t think she should apologize,” House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Monday. “Maxine talked about ‘confrontation’ in the style of the civil rights movement.”
Unfortunately for Maxine, excitement doesn’t always translate into satisfaction. This time around, their comments could go back to haunt them in the worst possible way.
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