McCarthy threatens to censure Waters, Pelosi shrugs

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatened to take “action” against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Sunday for inciting violence if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will not do so herself. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week,” McCarthy tweeted.

On Monday, the form that “action” would take materialized in a resolution to censure Waters after Pelosi shrugged at McCarthy’s warning, The Hill reported.

Pelosi denies Waters incited violence

“No, absolutely not,” Pelosi said when asked if Waters had incited violence in Minnesota this weekend.

Republicans have called on Waters to face penalties after she told activists to “get confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is acquitted of murdering George Floyd.

“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” she said. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away,” she added. “We’ve got to get more confrontational.”

Some, like freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), are calling for Waters to be expelled from Congress.

The back-and-forth between McCarthy and Pelosi echoes a similar episode last year when Pelosi defended Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from GOP calls for his removal from the House Intelligence Committee over a relationship with a Chinese spy. A recent attempt by McCarthy to censure Swalwell failed.

Waters threat reverberates in Chauvin trial

This is not the first time Waters has made violent threats, but the Financial Services Committee chairwoman has never faced consequences. Back in the summer of 2018, she went on a now-infamous rant calling on Democrats to harass Trump staffers wherever they could be found in public.

Although Republicans had the majority at the time, nothing tangible was done to hold Waters accountable: McCarthy then told Waters to “apologize” for “intolerance.”

If Waters doesn’t fear McCarthy by now, one can hardly blame her. It seems that McCarthy expects Pelosi to do his job for him.

Meanwhile, Waters’ latest comments reverberated through the Chauvin trial on Monday when the defense asked for a mistrial.

Judge Cahill denied the request, but reprimanded Waters and warned her comments could provide cause for an appeal. “I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result on this whole trial being overturned,” he said.

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  1. Eso demuestra que los demócratas liberales tienen una segunda posición cuando ellos son los qué cometen esas acciones,creo qué la Sra Pelosi esta extralimitada en sus obligaciones y tomando decisiones sin consultar a los congresistas

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  3. Mc Carthy better do all he can to remove waters from congress, and also vacate the speaker’s chair and remove Piglosi! This is tantamount to treason on their part! Both impeachable offenses, so—— get on it Mc Carthy, go after them full bore!

  4. Fair is Fair. We are all equal in God’s eyes and in our Constitution. Waters is, in my opinion, harboring some racism from years growing up. She needs to accept that she has these resentments before she can serve to represent any part of Government. I also feel this is her way of trying to mislead the blacks again because of Trump getting more of thier votes.

  5. Pelosi and Waters need to be removed from congress asap, they are acting insane towards the American people and Waters inciting violence goes against ALL congressmen in the United States Government, Waters just can’t keep her mouth shut.

  6. Waters presents with a clinically pathological profile of anger and selfish greed She is dangerous She should be recognized for her clinical profile She needs to be stripped of any and all power She deserves treatment and incarceration This person will never be recognized stole nor high intelligence

  7. KIND OF A DAY LATE AND A DOLLOR SHORT, THEY SHOULD HAVE BOOTED HER OUT A LONG TIME AGO…. SOMTIMES IM AMAZED AT THE LACK OF CONVICTION ON THE PART OT COMMON SENCE PEOPLE….. IE THE REPUBLICANS … BUT SOONER OR LATER SOMEONE HAS TO COME TO THERE SENCES ..

  8. Like one Democrap would punish another Democrap. Both Nutsy and the MAD MORON should be removed from office. Both are way past SENILE and both are guilty of causing Riots.

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  10. McCarthy you are going to have to stand behind your words & fight until Waters is out the door & maybe even take Nancy with her!!! Please do this now & do not back down!!!

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