Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill criticized Representative Maxine Waters for comments she made over the weekend while visiting Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
“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 out function,” Cahill said. “If they want to give their opinions, they should do so… in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution.”
The Congresswoman was in the neighborhood that Daunte Wright was shot and killed in last week.
“We’ve got to stay on the streets, and we’ve got to get more active. We’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” Representative Waters told a crowd during her visit.
The Congresswoman also said that if Derek Chauvin was found not guilty, she would “fight with all the people who stand for justice.”
“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis – just as she has incited it in the past,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted. “If Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene threatened to get Waters expelled from the lower chamber for continual incitement of violence.
“This is who they are, and this is how they act,” Waters said. “I’m not going to be bullied by them.”
Chauvin is being charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for killing George Floyd.