#GoodMorningDC. From Maxine Waters to Kevin McCarthy here is the world you are waking up to this Tuesday morning April 20, 2021.
Good Morning, DC! It's Tuesday, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is getting ready to introduce a resolution to censure Maxine Waters over remarks she made on Chauvin's trial.
"This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence," he said on Twitter. "Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters' behavior — that's why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments."
Over the weekend, Waters, who is known for her inflammatory rhetoric, told demonstrators in Brooklyn Center "to stay on the street" and "to get more confrontational" ahead of closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is charged with murder of George Floyd.
Interestingly enough, but not surprisingly, Pelosi jumped to defend Waters and said that she did not even have to apologize for the inflammatory remarks. “Maxine talked about the confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement,” Pelosi said.
The truth is, Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota, has requested security assistance from the states of Ohio and Nebraska ahead of the verdict.
The truth is, Maxin Waters is out of control and people are tired of extremism.
Walter Mondale, former Vice President of the United States who served under Carter, died yesterday at age 93.
"It was Walter Mondale who defined the presidency as a full partnership and helped provide a model for my service," said President Biden. "When I arrived in the United States Senate in 1973, Walter Mondale was one of the first people to greet me. Through his work as a Senator, he showed me what was possible. He may have been modest and unassuming in manner, but he was unwavering in his pursuit of progress," the president said in a heartfelt message.
Meanwhile, on the Hill, John Kerry and Gina McCarthy will talk today about climate change. Also this morning, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney will brief the press.
Former President Trump made a statement last night, asking Joe Biden to reinstitute his controversial travel ban. Trump's advice is hardly what president Biden wants or is interested in, but the former president keeps stamping out his statements.
"If Joe Biden wants to keep our Country safe from Radical Islamic Terrorism, he should reinstitute the foreign country Travel Ban and all of the vetting requirements on those seeking admission that go with it, along with the refugee restrictions I successfully put in place," Trump said."Terrorists operate all over the world and recruit online. To keep terrorism and extremism out of our Country, we need to have smart, commonsense rules in place so we don’t repeat the many immigration mistakes made by Europe—and the USA prior to Trump."
The State Department issued a warning to Americans against travel to 80% of countries due to pandemics. Despite the vaccine rollout around the world, life as we once knew it, according to CDC won't be happening any time soon.
What will Biden and Harris do today?
At 11:15 am, President Biden and VP Harris will meet with the leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the Oval Office.
At 2:45 pm, Biden will participate in a virtual tour of the Proterra electric battery facility in South Carolina. He is also slated to give a speech during the tour.
At 12:30 pm, Press Secretary Jen Psaki will brief the press.
The contract between Kobe Bryant and Nike is coming to an end. Vanessa Bryant went to Instagram to confirm that the contract expired on April 11, 2021. "I was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband's legacy," she shared, adding that "We will always do everything we can to honor Kobe and Gigi's legacy."
How soon before Kanye West calls Vanessa? I have a feeling that the king of Yeezy is reaching out to her as we speak.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy made a statement on Instagram regarding cancel culture. “Little by little and without warning, do-gooders and censorship have taken control. Obsessed by their image of upholders of morality, a whole load of people without culture, without experience, and without courage are trying to impose their narrow-minded ideas on us. Their sterile, uniform and puerile ideas are seeking to invade humanity.”
In case you miss it, listen to the latest episode of the Mooch FM podcast where I talk about the perils of cancel culture and censorship that is engulfing the world.
And that's a wrap for this Tuesday morning, April 20, 2021. Thanks for waking up with Good Morning DC, a daily brief with a point of view. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first.
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