- Kevin McCarthy moved to censure California Representative Maxine Waters
- He claimed that up to 15 Democrats could vote to censure the congresswoman
- McCarthy’s calling for censure because she ‘believes there is value in violence’
- Earlier on Monday, McCarthy claimed Waters ‘broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence’ while she was in Minneapolis on Saturday
House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has claimed that up to 15 Democrats could vote for his motion to censure California Representative Maxine Waters after she told Black Lives Matters protesters to ‘get more confrontational’ in Minneapolis on Saturday night.
During an interview with on Fox News Primetime, McCarthy said the congresswoman ‘believes there is value in violence’.
‘And now what she has said has even put doubt into a jury,’ McCarthy said, referring to the George Floyd jury that started deliberations on Monday in the murder trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin.
‘You had a judge announce that it was wrong. I think this takes action especially when she has a pattern of this behavior,’ McCarthy continued.
He was referring to Waters’ 2018 remarks when she told Californians to ‘get in the face’ of Trump administration staffers if they see them in public.
McCarthy said he believes there are ‘probably 10 to 15’ Democrats who would vote for censure.