At the House Republican weekly press conference, Minority Whip Steve Scalise said Rep. Maxine Waters' comments
about the trial of former police office Derek Chauvin were more likely to incite violence than President Trump's comments ahead of the January 6 Capitol riot.
"Do you agree with your colleagues saying that the comment Maxine Waters made is on par with comments former President Trump made prior to Jan 6th?" a reporter asked.
Scalise said: "No, in fact, President Trump used the words peaceful when he talked about the statements he made. I haven't heard Maxine saying anything about peacefully protesting."
"The word was, 'Get more confrontational in the streets' if the verdict goes the wrong way," he said. "There's nothing peaceful about that."
The Judge in the Chauvin trial said Monday
that Waters' comments could cause a verdict to be overturned on appeal.