Democrats block attempt to censure Maxine Waters over Chauvin comments
A resolution brought Monday by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was blocked in a 216-210 vote on Tuesday.
Catch up quick: The measure was brought after Waters said last weekend that protesters should "get more confrontational" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted in the killing of George Floyd.
- Republicans called Waters out for the comments, and the judge presiding over the Chauvin trial called her words "abhorrent."
- The censure was blocked just as the nation awaits a verdict in the Chauvin trial.