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Pelosi Says Waters Shouldn’t Apologize for Comments on George Floyd Trial

Janita Kan April 20, 2021 Congress, Democrats, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Social Issues, US, US News Comments Off on Pelosi Says Waters Shouldn’t Apologize for Comments on George Floyd Trial
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) doesn’t have to apologize for comments calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” over the weekend and sought to defend her colleague. “No, she doesn’t,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter’s question on whether Waters should apologize for making the remarks. “Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement,” Pelosi said. “I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They’ve handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or … misinterpretation by the other side. No, I don’t think she should apologize.” When pressed further on whether Waters’ comment could incite violence, Pelosi replied: “No, absolutely not.” Pelosi’s attempt to downplay criticism of Waters’ comments comes after Republicans called the remarks made at a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Saturday “dangerous.” She said she was “going to fight with all …

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