A lot of folks are up in arms about the remarks Rep. Maxine Waters (Delusional-CA) made over the weekend.
Waters traveled to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and met with the protesters assembled there at the police station. As we observed, despite all her anti-police rhetoric, she asked for police protection along the way on her trip. She was asked by protesters what needs to happen.
Maxine Waters is marching in Brooklyn Center tonight and told people to take to the streets if Chauvin is acquitted pic.twitter.com/RemfvCCLAn
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
Waters declared that “we are looking for a guilty verdict” in the Chauvin trial. She said that she was hopeful they were going to get a verdict of “guilty, guilty, guilty….And if we don’t, we cannot go away,” she exclaimed. She said the verdict had to be for murder because, as far as she was concerned, “It’s first degree,” despite also appearing to acknowledge the fact Derek Chauvin hasn’t been charged with first-degree murder. She was asked what protesters should do if they didn’t get the verdict they wanted, to which she responded that they had to “stay on the street.” “We’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational and we’ve got to make sure that they know we mean business,” she concluded.
Republicans blasted her remarks, with members of the House calling both for her censure and for her expulsion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) completely dismissed her remarks, saying she had nothing for which to apologize. Pelosi claimed Waters was talking about being “confrontational” “like civil rights workers,” which was a pretty insulting remark about civil rights workers.
But one significant person who took on her remarks was the judge in the Chauvin trial, Judge Paul Cahill, who called her remarks “abhorrent.”
While the judge didn’t grant the defense’s request for a mistrial on that basis, he did concede that the defense might have an issue on appeal, as Fox noted.
“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said. Further, he said it was “disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch” for elected officials to make such comments about the outcome of the case. He said here comments were “abhorrent,” but he concluded that it shouldn’t ultimately have an influence on the case because he said they’ve been instructed not to watch the news.
Waters’ response when asked about what the judge’s criticism was classic delusional Mad Max.
“The judge says my words don’t matter,” Waters claimed.
How do you listen to what the judge said and come out with that conclusion? Truly, that’s twisting reality into a pretzel, if you think that’s what he said.
But media pressed and explained it to her, saying it might have given the defense team an issue on appeal. She responded, “Oh, no, no, they didn’t.”
Just asked Maxine Waters about the judge’s rebuke of her words, and she said repeatedly: “The judge says my words don’t matter.” When pressed on the judge stating that her remarks could be grounds for appeal, she replied, “Oh no, no they didn’t.” What the judge said: https://t.co/gK7zqzOzuO
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 19, 2021
It will be an incredible irony indeed if Chauvin is convicted and Waters’ words help him on appeal.