WASHINGTON – Democrats on Tuesday defeated an effort by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of top House Republican to represent Representative Maxine Waters, stating that racial judicial protesters would be “more confrontational if Derek Chauvin did not return a guilty verdict.” “Must be.
In an episode designed by Republicans for maximum political gain, Democrats formally united Mr. McCarthy by 216 to 210 votes to repeal Ms. Waters, a prominent black congressional resolution, which has consistently sparked outrage by conservatives aims at. Jury Floyd, a white police officer convicted of killing unarmed black man George Floyd, received a House vote before the jury.
Mr. McCarthy said the violence was instigated by 82-year-old Ms. Waters, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, when she rallied at the Brooklyn Center, Min., Over the weekend. A black man with protesters protested the death of Daniel Wright. Hands of a white police officer.
Asked on Saturday what protesters should do if there is no guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial, Ms. Waters said: “We’ve got to stay on the road, and we’ve become more active. We get more struggles. We have got to do. We’ve got to make sure they know that we mean business.
Ms. Waters, a 15-term California, later said she was referring to civil rights-era demonstrations that used a strategy of civil disobedience, and Democratic leaders were standing behind her.
But Mr. McCarthy – who this year refused to punish Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia, who supported the assassination of first Speaker Nancy Pelosi – to try to cast a politically weak Democrat on the spot Saw an opening. He portrayed Ms. Waters ‘remarks as violence and effectively dared her colleagues to back her by calling them a vote, a dangerous proposition for Democrats’ control in a House with razor-thin margins Almost left the place.
Nevertheless, the Democrats held together. Ms. Pelosi of California also told reporters on Monday that Ms. Waters had no reason to apologize for her remarks, and could be seen casting a vote on the floor of the House on Tuesday.
After the vote, Ms. Waters said, “I love my colleagues and they love me.” “I don’t want to do anything to hurt them or to hurt my chances for re-election.” I will ensure that they are comfortable in my type of advocacy, so that we all can ensure that we do the right thing. “
After the defeat of the measure, Republicans lost no time in escalating the political attacks that were intended to feed. Mr. McCarthy issued a news release stating that Democrats have “decided to stand in favor of violence rather than law.”
House Republican campaign hands Instant news continues Endangered Democrats’ districts claimed they voted “for violence.”
In Tweeted on tuesday, M. McCarthy called Ms. Waters’ actions “below the dignity of this institution”, adding that she “enhanced the capacity for violence, directed lawlessness, and may have interfered with the co-equal branch of government.”
His resolve Judge Peter A. The lengthy comments were cited by Cahill, who presided over Mr. Chauvin’s case, and who on Monday said an unusually stark comment that Ms. Waters’ comments gave the defense a start to overturn the hearing on appeal. Judge Cahill said he wants “elected officials to stop talking about the case, especially in a way that is disrespectful to the rule of law.”
Particularly striking was Mr McCarthy’s effort, after refusing to take any action against Mr Green, who has referred to the Capitol riot on 6 January as the “1776 moment”. Democrats denounced his move as hypocritical because he did not condemn the inflammatory speech used by allies in his party during the riots.
“Clean your dirt, Kevin,” said New York Representative Hakeem Jeffreys of the No. 4 House Democrat at a news conference before the vote on Tuesday. “Sit this one out. You did not get any credibility. “
Ms. Waters attempted to revive tensions between Democrats and Republicans in the House, where many Democrats are still reluctant to work with those who doubted the legitimacy of President Biden’s victory and called on her supporters Was encouraged to march on the Capitol. In the immediate aftermath of the Congress uproar, some Democrats had closed to expel or expel Republican members who used bellicose language in the days of the attack, but those efforts went nowhere.
Unhappy with Ms. Waters’ comments, some Democrats feared that going ahead with stopping her would set off an endless tide of retaliatory measures, a concept that Representative Steni H. The Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 1 House Democrat, convened before a speech. Please vote.
He said, “If the collision is subject to sanction, then we are going to a lot of people in your favor who believe that we are in a state of collision every day”.
“It makes it hard, though, not to move forward on the many proposals on my side of the aisle,” Mr. Hoyer said.
The situation reminds of Mr. McCarthy, when Democrats pressured Ms. Green to punish him for his previous comments. Democrats took unilateral steps to snatch their committee seats, citing the Republican leader’s reluctance to do so – an argument that Mr. McCarthy parroted on Monday.
“Speaker ignores Pelosi Waters’ behavior,” Mr. McCarthy Wrote on twitter on monday. “That’s why I’m proposing to shut down Rep. Waters for these threatening comments.”
The House rarely moves to stop MPs. Steve King, a former Republican congressman from Iowa, for example, was never closed for a lawsuit for racist remarks while he was in office Claims to give non-people Did not contribute as much as the white people had to do with civilization and that “mixing cultures would not result in a higher quality of life but would be lower”.
Charles B. Rangel, a former New York Democratic congressman, was the last House legislator to prosecute crimes related to financial corruption in 2010.