As noted here, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) has stepped in it – possibly big time.
Depositing herself in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the site of the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Waters made a point of saying this about the case of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial and awaiting a jury verdict in the death of George Floyd. Said Waters in her customarily inflammatory style:
“We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational.”
The Chauvin jury is, of course, sequestered. But one doesn’t have to be a legal-beagle rocket scientist to know that if the jury returns with any kind of guilty verdict the Chauvin lawyers will appeal. And if/when that happens? Here, again, is Chauvin’s lawyer to Judge Peter Cahill:
“And now that we have U.S. representatives, threatening acts of violence in relation to the specific case, it’s mind-boggling to me, judge.”
And here is Judge Cahill’s response:
“Well, I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.”
Got that? By showing up outside Minneapolis and, on camera no less, threatening violence if the verdict is not to her liking, Rep. Maxine Waters has just laid the groundwork for an appeal from Chauvin’s lawyers that could effectively overturn a guilty conviction on appeal because of….Maxine Waters.
Or, to put in shorthand as the liberal media will refuse to do: George Floyd’s killer set free by Maxine Waters.
As the saying goes, ya can’t make this stuff up.
All of this comes on top of Waters comments being seen by her fellow House members as an incitement to violence. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has called for the House to censure Waters. Others want her expelled outright.
And as I have also pointed out Speaker Pelosi – she who made much of impeaching then-President Trump for allegedly inciting violence and insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th – suddenly has reversed course and defended Waters. For Pelosi, it’s now: What incitement? What violence? What insurrection?
If in fact, Congresswoman Waters’ remarks wind up overturning a Chauvin conviction in the death of George Floyd, the irony can’t get any thicker than that.
One can only wonder: what will her own constituents think when they realize George Floyd’s killer got off the hook because of Maxine Waters?