Judge Peter Cahill, who is overseeing the trial involving Derek Chauvin, has warned that recent comments by Democrat Rep Maxine Waters may warrant a mistrial as some accuse her of trying to “intimidate” and “influence” the jury. Over the weekend Waters’ called for protestors to get “more confrontational” if the jury does not convict Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
Though Judge Cahill denied the defence’s motion for a mistrial, Cahill said Waters’ statements may be grounds for an appeal.
The Blaze provides the details:
Over the weekend, Waters urged protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” if Chauvin is found not guilty in the death of George Floyd.
“You got to make sure that they know we mean business,” Waters said, also openly dismissing the curfew enacted by law enforcement.
In response, Judge Cahill, who is presiding over the Chauvin trial, blasted Waters, and said her comments could be used by the defense in an appeal to argue for a mistrial.
“I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said after denying the defense’s motion for a mistrial over Waters’ remarks.
Even Democrats are disgusted with Waters’ comments:
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