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Maxine Waters Escapes Censure, Goes on MSNBC to Gloat

It certainly doesn’t appear as though Waters has learned her lesson.

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Maxine Waters is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to her vision of the role of violence in the political process.

Back in 2018, the California Congresswoman told a group of constituents that they should confront staffers for then-President Donald Trump.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Then, just days ahead of the jury’s deliberations in the Derek Chauvin trial, Waters again suggested that Americans should be “more confrontational” regarding the case.

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This comment drew widespread criticism from her colleagues in Congress, and Maxine was soon facing a censure by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Now that this effort to admonish Waters has failed, the longtime Democrat seemed to take a victory lap on MSNBC.

On MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Tuesday, Waters knocked the censure efforts led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. The vote to table McCarthy’s censure resolution was 216-210 and split along party lines.

“Of course, I’m criticized all the time, and of course, the Republicans make a target of me, but as you know, I am passionate on these issues,” Waters told host Joy Reid. “I’m so sorry that it causes pain oftentimes with my colleagues. Many times they’re in these districts where they are frightened, where they have a lot of racism, where they haven’t moved to the point that they can have a decent conversation about these issues and sometimes it’s very difficult for them.

“But they stood up with me today,” she added. “They put me out for censure because of my visit to Minneapolis and my colleagues stood with me, and they voted to table the motion that was put up to censure me because the Republicans love it use me as a target.”

Waters’ comments on the subject could come back to haunt her, however, as the judge in the Chauvin case suggested that a mistrial could have possibly been declared on account of her “confrontational” comments.  There is little doubt that Waters will be the subject of a portion of the appeals process in the case.

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Americans Groan as SCOTUS Opening Invites Further Dysfunction

Any nomination by Biden is sure to kick off a firestorm of controversy, grinding the gears of government to a halt.

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The sheer lack of progress that our political machine has made over the course of the last year is laughable.  The bipartisan bickering and nitpicking has gotten to an abominable point here in the United States, allowing our public servants to cash in on their elected positions while the American people suffer mightily.

It hasn’t been this bad in years, maybe decades, and the latest news out of the Supreme Court could make things even less manageable on Capitol Hill.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, setting up a seismic confirmation battle at the start of a midterm election year as President Joe Biden tries to find his footing with his agenda stalled and Democrats divided in Congress.

Breyer, 83, is expected to stay on until the end of the court term and until a replacement is confirmed, a well-placed source familiar with the matter told CNN.

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He informed Biden of his plans last week and will formally announce his retirement at a White House event with the President as early as Thursday, two sources told CNN.

The news is sure to set off a firestorm of political posturing, with the GOP and Democratic Party likely to lock horns over whomever the Biden administration chooses to nominate.

Further more, some activists legislators on the left may now feel emboldened enough to make life difficult for the President should his choice not be radical enough.

 

The sheer lack of progress that our political machine has made over the course of the last year is laughable.  The bipartisan bickering and nitpicking has gotten to an abominable point here in the United States, allowing our public servants to cash in on their elected positions while the American people suffer mightily. It hasn’t been this bad in years, maybe decades, and the latest news out of the Supreme Court could make things even less manageable on Capitol Hill. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, setting up a seismic confirmation battle at the start of a midterm election year as President Joe Biden tries to find his footing with his agenda stalled and Democrats divided in Congress. Breyer, 83, is expected to stay on until the end of the court term and until a replacement is confirmed, a well-placed source familiar with the matter told CNN. He informed Biden of his plans last week and will formally announce his retirement at a White House event with the President as early as Thursday, two sources told CNN. The news is sure to set off a firestorm of political posturing, with the GOP and Democratic Party likely to lock horns over whomever the Biden administration chooses to nominate. Further more, some activists legislators on the left may now feel emboldened enough to make life difficult for the President should his choice not be radical enough.  

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report
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Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )
Topics:
1) Can Biden rally allies against Putin? Russians move additional forces toward Ukraine. Americans urged to evacuate.
*Germans seem to be balking due to Nordstream 2 Pipeline slated to go into production later in the year to buy gas from Russia?
2) The Federal Reserve lays the groundwork to raise interest rates in March in an effort to slow inflation
3) Blue City Carjackings skyrocket – In Washington DC, 37 so far this year including a city commissioner with 7,000 car thefts in the last 2 years
*In Philadelphia, 100 carjackings this year
4) While a 29th House Democrat Jim Cooper (a 34 year veteran) announces he won’t seek re-election, Pelosi announces plan to run again at age 82 – Will she be Leader if Democrats lose the House?
5) VP Harris blames Covid for the Human Trafficking at the border – Her leadership at the border has been a disaster
6) Two Republican congressmen from Texas say DHS Secretary should be impeached due to not obeying the US laws ALREADY on the books:
a. Construction materials rusting at the border
b. Paid for Contracts for Fencing go unfulfilled
c. 283K Illegals being released into the US
d. 14K pounds of Fentanyl seized at border, double last year – Mixed news here
7) Biden approval among Hispanics is down from 59% in November 2020 to 28% today – Why?
*Answer – Economy, Covid, Illegal Immigration, crime and late-term abortion – The same issue most Americans care about
8) Houston Cop Killer Oscar Rosales caught in Mexico

https://rumble.com/embed/vqqeda/?pub=4 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report ——————– Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com ) Topics: 1) Can Biden rally allies against Putin? Russians move additional forces toward Ukraine. Americans urged to evacuate. *Germans seem to be balking due to Nordstream 2 Pipeline slated to go into production later in the year to buy gas from Russia? 2) The Federal Reserve lays the groundwork to raise interest rates in March in an effort to slow inflation 3) Blue City Carjackings skyrocket – In Washington DC, 37 so far this year including a city commissioner with 7,000 car thefts in the last 2 years *In Philadelphia, 100 carjackings this year 4) While a 29th House Democrat Jim Cooper (a 34 year veteran) announces he won’t seek re-election, Pelosi announces plan to run again at age 82 – Will she be Leader if Democrats lose the House? 5) VP Harris blames Covid for the Human Trafficking at the border – Her leadership at the border has been a disaster 6) Two Republican congressmen from Texas say DHS Secretary should be impeached due to not obeying the US laws ALREADY on the books: a. Construction materials rusting at the border b. Paid for Contracts for Fencing go unfulfilled c. 283K Illegals being released into the US d. 14K pounds of Fentanyl seized at border, double last year – Mixed news here 7) Biden approval among Hispanics is down from 59% in November 2020 to 28% today – Why? *Answer – Economy, Covid, Illegal Immigration, crime and late-term abortion – The same issue most Americans care about 8) Houston Cop Killer Oscar Rosales caught in Mexico

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