Did Congresswoman Maxine Waters just give a gift to Derek Chauvin’s defense? It appears so.
Everyone watching what’s going on with the Chauvin trial has an opinion. Before it started, almost everyone believed that the guy was guilty as sin, but the defense has made some compelling arguments and at one point during the closing arguments, the prosecution cast doubt on what George Floyd’s cause of death was.
dude on the sidewalk is yelling “you cant win” and saying “go in the car” and Floyd refusing
wtf is this?
Are they trying to lose?
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) April 19, 2021
“Maybe it was his enlarged heart, maybe not”
ok reasonable doubt
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) April 19, 2021
Once all the evidence was presented, and the closing arguments were complete, Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, attempted to argue for a mistrial. Nelson said that the jury wasn’t sequestered, the case has received widespread media attention and has even been referenced in two television dramas. Nelson also mentioned that over the weekend, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) made a trip from her district in Los Angeles to Brooklyn Center, MN, and made incendiary comments demanding a guilty verdict and urged protesters to escalate their protests if that didn’t happen.
Of the coverage, Nelson said, “It is so pervasive. I just don’t know how this jury can really be said to be that they are free from the taint of this.” He added, “Now that we have U.S. representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it’s mind-boggling to me, judge!”
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill responded, “I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.”
Wow. That’s huge!
“I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” says Judge Peter Cahill to Derek Chauvin’s lawyer Eric Nelson pic.twitter.com/ArQX8xl7dH
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 19, 2021
Judge Cahill denied Nelson’s request for a mistrial, but not before blasting Maxine Waters for her reckless and dangerous comments.
“This goes back to what I’ve been saying from the beginning. I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law, and to the judicial branch and our function,” said Judge Cahill.
“I think if they want to give their opinions they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a coequal branch of government,” he added. “Their failure to do so is abhorrent!”
Chauvin trial judge denies the defense’s request for a mistrial, BUT he did SLAM Maxine Waters for her threatening comments in Minnesota this weekend to jurors, calling them “abhorrent” and “disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function.” pic.twitter.com/rAoa1QvcqZ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 19, 2021
Who knows what is happening in that deliberation room. Will Chauvin be acquitted, found guilty, or will there be a hung jury? We’ll find out soon enough.
But there has clearly been intimidation going on in the form of riots and even smearing pig blood and a severed pig’s head left on the porch of the former residence of a defense witness. On Saturday night, Rep. Maxine Waters put herself right smack-dab in the middle of the mess when she called for a guilty verdict of murder and said that protests should escalate if there is any other result. This is her version of “justice.”
Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, and many other cities all over the country are bracing for riots if Chauvin isn’t found guilty of Second Degree Murder. It’s telling that we already know what will happen if Chauvin is given even a hint of leniency — burning, looting, and violence.
Waters has given a wink and a nod in approval of the chaos with her comments.
What happens then, if the jury does find Chauvin guilty, and the defense mounts an appeal because a sitting Congresswoman who is on one of the most powerful committees in Congress — the Financial Services Committee — had gone into a state that she doesn’t represent and ginned up the already agitated crowd?
What will BLM do with that?
What will the protesters do? They just looove “Auntie-fa” Maxine.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has introduced a resolution to expel Rep. Waters from Congress and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has moved to censure Rep. Waters for “inciting violence” in Brooklyn Center. If McCarthy’s censure passes, Waters could lose all of her committee assignments including her spot as Chair of the Financial Services Committee.