Democrats Threaten Retaliation After GOP Attempt to Censure Maxine Waters


House Democrats may strike back against Republicans who sought to censure Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California over comments Waters made prior to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Last weekend, Waters made a pit stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Saturday to whip up a crowd of protesters angry over the death of Daunte Wright, 20, a black man shot by a white police officer after a traffic stop. While she was there, she was asked about what should happen if Chauvin was not convicted in the death of George Floyd. “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” she said, according to Fox News. Republicans forced a House vote to censure Waters, but Democratic discipline prevailed and the motion went down to defeat 216-210, according to Politico. Some Democrats now want revenge, according to The Hill.

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