“I think he was angry. I think he may be frustrated with this case and how much global advertising and all that is on it,” said Waters Jim Acosta of CNN in “Newsroom”.
Waters had urged protesters to “stay on the streets” and “be more confrontational” if Chauvin were acquitted in Floyd’s murder last weekend, ahead of a verdict in the case. This was immediately picked up by Republicans who claimed Waters was upset violence. The California Democrat said she was at the Brooklyn Center in Minnesota to show her support for protesters in ongoing protests against the police killing Daunte Wright, as well as to support his family. After Judge Peter Cahill closed the arguments in Chauvin’s trial the following Monday, he declined a defense motion for a trial on the notice of the case, including television broadcasts and comments from Waters. Chauvin was finally found guilty on Tuesday on all three charges against him, including accidental second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. The judges deliberated for more than 10 hours for two days before reaching their decision.
“I’ve talked to a lot of lawyers and attorneys, and of course he was way off the course. He knows the jury was actually out of the room. The jury was sworn not to watch TV or read the newspapers. So he knows that there was no interference with the jury, “added Waters, defending her comments.
“”[T]o To say that I am going to appeal is really not believable. And whether they appeal or not, even if they mention my name as the judge says, my comments don’t matter anyway, “noted Waters.
Congresswoman says she receives death threats frequently
The congresswoman, pressured by Acosta in her recent statement in the Los Angeles Times, then went on to say that she receives frequent death threats.
In the play, Waters says, “Well, because of me, the right wing and members of Congress who join the views of groups like QAnon, the Oath Guardians, the Proud Boys, and the KKK have targeted me.”
When asked if she believes the Republican Congressmen referred to in her article are nonviolent, Waters replied, “Well, no, what is very interesting is that I am at risk of being killed very often and that’s why we get in touch with the Capitol Police and you are investigating all of these attempts to kill me – not attempts, but people calling and saying they are going to kill me. “
CNN has asked the US Capitol Police for a comment.
In addition, the congresswoman defends herself in the statement as “nonviolent” and criticizes critics of her protest remarks as “an obvious distortion of the truth”. She defended herself again on Saturday.
“So when you talk about violence and look at it and its targeting and see what happened on January 6th when the domestic terrorists – who are your friends – broke into our Capitol and beat up cops and caused a police death and others who are supposed to be hurt … then I think people, like me or not, know that their arguments are not believable, “said Water.