Minnesota GOP challenges Democrats over Rep. Maxine Waters' words


April 23, 2021

Renee Jones Schneider - Star Tribune

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters briefly showed up to a protest outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center last week.

WASHINGTON – Comments last weekend by Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters at a Twin Cities protest are deeply dividing Minnesota's political delegation in Washington as Republicans unsuccessfully sought to censure the California lawmaker.

As the nation waited for the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial Tuesday, House Democrats, including four from Minnesota, blocked the GOP's resolution censuring Waters for urging protesters "to get more confrontational" if the jury acquitted the former police officer.

Minnesota's four GOP House members pushed for Waters to be censured, saying in a letter that "these comments ... are unacceptable, divisive and can only be viewed as a means to incite further violence and destruction."



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