'Clean up your mess, Kevin': Hakeem Jeffries slams House Minority Leader McCarthy for demanding Maxine Waters' censure

'Clean up your mess, Kevin': Hakeem Jeffries slams House Minority Leader McCarthy for demanding Maxine Waters' censure
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been calling for a censure of Rep. Maxine Waters in response to her recent comment that if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted on the charges he is facing in connection with George Floyd's death, activists should be "confrontational." And McCarthy was the target of some scathing comments from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who found it laughable than he was so offended by Waters' rhetoric in light of the extremists who are welcome in the GOP in 2021.

Jeffries, on the House floor, declared, "When you think that Kevin McCarthy has the nerve to say something about anyone when he supported the violent insurrection after the mob attacked the Capitol, threatened to assassinate Nancy Pelosi, kill other members of Congress, hang Mike Pence. He then came back to the Capitol, voted to support the Big Lie — which ignited the violent insurrection — and continues to play footsie with Donald Trump. When you've got a situation where Lauren Boebert is a mess. Matt Gaetz is a mess. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a mess. Clean up your mess, Kevin."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has defended Waters, saying that the California congressman was advocating peaceful protest, not violence. And she is opposed to censuring Waters.

The "Big Lie" that Jeffries was referring to is the false and totally debunked claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump because of widespread voter fraud.

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