(Republican Insider) – The judge who is presiding over the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin took Rep. Maxine Waters to the woodshed over making what he called “abhorrent” comments that were “disrespectful to the rule of law.”
Waters has a well earned reputation for being someone likes to stir up trouble and encourage physical violence as a form of protest. She encouraged individuals to disturb and disrupt Trump administration officials out for dinner. That’s just one example.
According to Infowars, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill spoke to Chauvin’s defense attorney Eric Nelson Monday informing him that Waters’ telling protesters to get “more confrontational” might have provided him with an opportunity for a potential appeal if the former police officer is convicted, but went on to deny his motion for a mistrial.
“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result on this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill told Nelson.
“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. 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,” he went on to say.
— Disclose.tv ???? (@disclosetv) April 19, 2021
"Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned." Judge Cahill ultimately denies a defense motion for a mistrial due to the pervasive nature of courtroom coverage in the media. #ChauvinTrialOnHLN pic.twitter.com/RP8fyJWmeI
— HLN (@HLNTV) April 19, 2021
“To respect a co-equal branch of government. Their failure to do so I think is abhorrent, but I don’t think it has prejudiced us with additional material that would prejudice this jury. They have been told not to watch the news. I trust they are following those instructions, and that there is not in any way a prejudice to the defendant,” Cahill said.
“A congresswoman’s opinion really doesn’t matter a whole lot,” he continued.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also ripped into Waters for making her controversial statement, announcing that he would be introducing a resolution in the House to censure Waters after Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to defend the California congresswoman’s behavior.
This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence.
Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 19, 2021
Asked whether Waters’ comments incite violence, Pelosi said: “No absolutely not"
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 19, 2021
Keep in mind that the National Guard in the city was recently the target of a drive-by shooting, just hours after Waters made her comments about being more confrontational. Why isn’t she being held responsible for stirring folks up to commit such acts?
You know, if a Republican had said something like this, the mob on the left would have immediately claimed that individuals were stirring up violence and unrest and should be removed from their position. And yet, Waters says something like this and suddenly that same mob is nowhere to be found.
The message this sends is that it’s totally okay to encourage rioting, looting, and violence so long as the person doing it is Democrat. Such hypocrisy.
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