“I think he was angry. I think he may be frustrated with this case and how much world publicity is on it and all of that,” Waters told CNN’s Jim Acosta on “Newsroom.”
“I talked with a lot of legal scholars and lawyers and of course he was way off track. 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. So he knows that there was no interference with the jurors,” added Waters defending her comments.
“[T]o say that I’m going to cause an appeal really is not credible. And whether or not they have an appeal, even if they mention my name, like the judge says, my comments don’t matter anyway,” Waters noted.
Congresswoman says she receives death threats often
In the piece, Waters says: “Now, because of who I am, the right wing and members of Congress who subscribe to the views of groups like QAnon, the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys and the KKK have targeted me.”
When asked whether she believes the Republican members of Congress referenced in her piece are non-violent, Waters responded with: “Well no, what is very interesting is I am threatened to be killed very often and so we are reporting to the Capitol Police and they are investigating all these attempts to kill me — not attempts, but people who are calling in saying that they are going to kill me.”
CNN has reached out to the US Capitol Police for comment.
Additionally, in the op-ed the congresswoman defends herself as being “nonviolent” and slams critics of her protest remarks calling it a “blatant distortion of the truth.” She defended herself again on Saturday.
“So when you talk about violence, and you look at them and their alignment and you look at what happened January 6 when the domestic terrorists — who are their friends — broke into our Capitol and beat up police officers and caused one police death, and others to be harmed … then I think people whether they like me or not will know their arguments are not credible,” Water said.