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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyWatch live: McCarthy holds press briefing Biden vows to work with Congress to 'refine' voting rights bill House passes voting rights and elections reform bill MORE shared a video of himself reading a Dr. Seuss book on Friday night, days after news spread that publication of some of the late poet's books would stop.

McCarthy tweeted out the video with the caption, "I still like Dr. Seuss, so I decided to read Green Eggs and Ham."

He added, "RT if you still like him too!"

After reading the children's book out loud in a dramatic fashion, McCarthy concluded by saying, "Enjoy your day!"

I still like Dr. Seuss, so I decided to read Green Eggs and Ham.

RT if you still like him too!

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 6, 2021

On Tuesday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that it would no longer publish six books due to racially insensitive imagery in their illustrations that "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong."

"Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families," the company told The Associated Press about what motivated the decision.

Following the announcement, sales skyrocketed of the books in question, which include "McElligot’s Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!," "The Cat’s Quizzer," "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo."

On Thursday, eBay announced that it would also be banning sales of the offensive Dr. Seuss books, with a spokesperson saying the company was "currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items."

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Waters on Chauvin guilty verdict: Im not celebrating, Im relieved.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she was relieved when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd on Tuesday. 

"Someone said it better than me: I’m not celebrating. I’m relieved," Waters told reporters after the verdict was read. 

Waters had been on the receiving end of intense backlash from Republicans following remarks she made over the weekend about the case. 

Waters told a group of protesters and journalists in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Saturday "we've got to get more confrontational," when advocating for police reforms. 

The congresswoman was also criticized for her comments by the judge in the Chauvin case. 

"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," Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said Monday. "If they want to give their opinions, they should do so ... in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution." 

Republicans and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday introduced a measure of censure against Waters for the remarks, saying her words amounted to an incitement of political violence. 

The measure failed on a party-line vote just moments before the Chauvin verdict was handed down by a jury. 

Several House Democrats including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House readies for Chauvin verdict House GOP's McClain responds to Pelosi calling her 'that woman' GOP struggles to rein in nativism MORE (Calif.) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) came to Waters defense following the attacks from Republicans.

“Clean up your mess, Kevin. Sit this one out. You’ve got no credibility here,” Jeffries told McCarthy earlier on Tuesday. 

Pelosi on Monday said Waters "talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement."

"I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family," Pelosi said. "They've handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of — misinterpretation by the other side. No, I don't think she should apologize."

Waters addressed her GOP critics earlier on Monday, accusing them of trying to "send a message" to racists with their attacks on her.

“Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us, basically calling us violent ... any time they see an opportunity to seize on a word, so they do it and they send a message to all of the white supremacists, the KKK, the Oath Keepers, the [Proud] Boys and all of that how this is a time for [Republicans] to raise money on [Democrats'] backs," Waters said.

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