Facing Down Censure Vote, Maxine Waters Defiant: ‘The Whole Civil Rights Movement Is Confrontation’

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Facing a looming censure vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is defiant in her latest public comments since House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy announced his intention to pursue the drastic consequence for her violent rhetoric this weekend.

Waters, the chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, insists her comments in Minnesota this past weekend urging people to ratchet up “confrontation” “in the streets” were not a call to violence.

“The whole Civil Rights movement is confrontation,” she said, according to CNN’s Manu Raju.

But many others see her comments much differently, including McCarthy and the judge overseeing the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

“This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Increased unrest has already led to violence against law enforcement and her comments intentionally poured fuel on the fire,” McCarthy told Breitbart News exclusively earlier on Monday, announcing here first that he intends to pursue a formal censure of Waters this week in the House. “We’ve heard this type of violent rhetoric from Waters before, and the United States Congress must clearly and without reservation reprimand this behavior before more people get hurt. But Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior. That’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments, and I hope that all my colleagues – both Republican and Democrat – will stand up for peace on America’s streets.”

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