Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) attacked Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over the Derek Chauvin murder trail, after he criticized inflammatory remarks that Waters made before the verdict in the trail was reached, saying that he was “way off” to criticize her and that it is “not credible” to say that she may cause an appeal in the case.
Waters made the remarks during a CNN interview with Jim Acosta on Saturday where she claimed without evidence that she was being attacked by Republicans over her comments because they want to distract from “QAnon.”
CNN played Cahill’s remarks from the trial where he criticized Waters:
I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned. … I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law, and to the judicial branch and our function. … A congresswoman’s opinion really doesn’t matter a whole lot. Anyway, so motion for mistrial is denied.
Asked to respond to those comments, Waters claimed that the judge “walk[ed] it back,” and that he was “angry” and “frustrated” with the amount of publicity that the case was receiving.
“And of course, he was way off track,” Waters claimed. “And he knows that, in fact, the jurors were not in the room, the jurors had an oath not to look at television, not to read the newspapers, not to engage with people on this. And so he knows that there was no interference with the jurors. But he was basically frustrated and angry, I believe, but I’m very pleased that there are those who are beginning to write about Judge Cahill’s basic comments.”
“And one thing that I read that came from someone from CNN was that the judge was all off track. And he knows that this is not the cause of an appeal,” she concluded. “Most of the time [when] you have a case like this, they’re going to appeal it anyway. But to say that I’m going to cause an appeal really is not credible, and whether or not they have an appeal, and even if they mention my name, like the judge says, my comments, whatever, it don’t matter anyway.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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