Days before a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., ruffled feathers for encouraging protesters to “get more confrontational” if the ex-cop were not convicted of George Floyd’s murder.
In response, some Republicans pushed to censure the congresswoman — but Democrats warned that similar action could be taken against those who incited a deadly riot on Capitol Hill earlier this year.
“I think all of us on our side of the aisle are very concerned about the aid and comfort that the rhetoric of some and the actions of some gave to those who committed criminal insurrection against the United States of America and against our democracy on Jan. 6,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. “So we’re still very concerned about that, and action is still possible on that.”
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