Waters told The Grio that the conservative criticism against her was wrongheaded. "Then Medgar Evers, Jimmie Lee Jackson, so many of these folks that were guilty of killings and civil rights were then let off", Dowd said.
She became engulfed in a feud with Trump in 2018 after she called on her supporters to publicly confront and harass members of the Trump administration in response to the zero tolerance immigration policy that led to thousands of children being separated at the USA border.
"Well, I'll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trail being overturned", Cahill responded.
"I am not intimidated", she said.
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Waters' remarks caused outrage among prominent Republicans, many of whom have already called for her' impeachment.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the GOP leader in the House, said Waters' rhetoric was "dangerous" and vowed to "bring action" against her in Congress if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not carry out some form punishment.
"Meanwhile, Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that Waters" remarks had pulled the curtain back on the Democratic Party's overall agenda. However, she suggested she would have spoken differently. And we're looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd. "They've handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of misinterpretation by the other side", Pelosi replied.
Some of the same Republican politicians criticizing Waters now were faced with a similar controversy over speech earlier this year - in the wake of the U.S. Capitol attack by a pro-Trump mob. I'm thinking Donald Trump. The attorney said he didn't know how the jury could be "free from the taint of this".
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Waters' comments on Monday but she avoided directly addressing the congresswoman.
McCarthy could introduce a privileged resolution to censure Waters on the House floor, but it's not expected to pass if no Democrat supports the measure.