With jury deliberation now underway for the Derek Chauvin trial, America’s attention is once again glued to Minnesota.
The records published by Townhall show the outspoken Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters needed “police escort in & out” of her recent trip to Minneapolis.
The irony being that a politician like Waters who is vocally acting against the police in her remarks, leaned on the exact same authorities for her own personal protection.
By early morning April 18th, Waters told the crowd: "I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice. We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue."
The backlash came with this next part. "I know this, we've got to stay in the streets. We are looking for a guilty verdict. If nothing does not happen then we have to not only stay in the streets but we have to fight for justice. I am very hopeful and I hope that we are going to get a verdict that is guilty, guilty, guilty and if we don't, we cannot go away."
Mere hours later, two National Guardsmen were shot in Minneapolis. Republicans unilaterally slammed Waters for seemingly inciting an already intense moment. CNN defended her. The Biden White House steered clear of getting themselves involved. While Rep. Greene introduced a resolution to expel Maxine Waters from congress.
The timing of Maxine Waters’ statements couldn’t have been worse. As they were made before the formal closing arguments for both the state and Chauvin’s defense were made. Given that, defense attorney Eric Nelson motioned for a mistrial. Judge Cahill was left with no other option but to somewhat agree this time.
Stopping short of mistrial, Judge Cahill said: "I'll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned."
Last week Eric Nelson had previously tried to get the jury sequestered over the Brooklyn Center riots following the death of Daunte Wright. At that time, Cahill was more keen on declining.