House Democrats Defend Maxine Waters’ Call for Riots

House Democrats on Tuesday afternoon blocked House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) resolution to condemn Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for allegedly inciting violence.

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) offered a motion to table McCarthy’s resolution that censures and condemns Waters’ controversial comments over the weekend. Waters would have lost her powerful position as the chair of the House Financial Services Committee if the resolution passed.

The motion to table H.R. 330, McCarthy’s resolution to censure Waters, succeeded on party lines; 216 Democrats voted to table the bill, and 210 Republicans voted to have the House consider the bill for a floor vote.

McCarthy introduced the resolution after Waters said outside of a police station in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, that she protestors were looking for a “guilty” verdict and urged protesters to get “more confrontational” do not get the verdict they desire. Read more…

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