House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think that Maxine Waters should be held to apologize, according to The Daily Wire.
“Pelosi says she doesn’t think Waters should apologize for her remarks about confrontation after the Chauvin verdict,” said Fox News.
“Pelosi also said she didn’t think Waters [sic] comments would incite violence.”
“No, no, I don’t think she should apologize,” Pelosi stated.
Waters said, “We’re looking for a guilty verdict.”
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict.”
“And we’re looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd.”
“If nothing does not happen, then we know, that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice, but I am very hopefully and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty.”
“And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
Waters was asked what “protesters” should do if Chauvin didn’t receive a guilty verdict.
Waters replied, “Well, we got to stay on the street.”
“And we’ve got to get more active. [We’ve] got to get more confrontational,” she stated.
“[We’ve] got to make sure that they know we mean business.”
WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if Joe Biden held the same regards or if he agrees with Waters’ call to get more confrontational.
“Well I can speak to the president’s view, he has been very clear that he recognizes the issue of police violence against people of color, communities of color, is one of great anguish and it’s exhausting and quite emotional at times,” Psaki replied.
“As you know, he met with the Floyd family last year and has been closely following the trials we’ve been talking about, and is committed to undoing this long-standing systemic problem.”
“His view is also that exercising First Amendment rights and protesting injustice is the most American thing that anyone can do,” Psaki said.
“But as he also always says, protests must be peaceful. That’s what he continues to call for and what he continues to believe is the right way to approach responding.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past.”
“If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”
From The Daily Wire:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that if Pelosi did not take action against Waters that he would be forced to do so.