Marjorie Taylor Greene to introduce resolution to expel Maxine Waters from Congress

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On Monday afternoon Pelosi defended Waters' remarks to reporters and said she was "absolutely not" inciting violence, just speaking of confrontation "in the matter of the Civil Rights movement".

"I hope we're going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty", in the Chauvin trial. "Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us, basically calling us violent ... any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that, how this is a time for [Republicans] to raise money on [Democrats] backs".

McCarthy's comments follow similar calls from another House Republican, Marjorie Taylor Greene, who said she was planning to introduce a resolution to expel Maxine Waters from Congress over her calls for Minnesota BLM protesters to defy the imposed curfew and remain on the streets.

When asked what protesters should do moving forward, Waters said "We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational". The Democratic representative from California told the Minnesota crowd that "we are looking for a guilty verdict" in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd. "If nothing does not happen, then we know that we got to not only stay in the street, but we have got to fight for justice", she added. I'm talking about legislation.

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When Waters was asked if she was going to stay out past curfew to demonstrate with protesters, she responded, "I'm not gonna stay out here".

"I am not anxious that they're going to continue to distort what I say", she added.

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas accused Democrats of "actively encouraging riots & violence". "What good can come from this?" tweeted Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado.

But Greene said Waters had a hand in inciting violence.

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