House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday she didn’t believe Typical Maxine Waters (D., CA) should apologize for her recent suggestion that protesters should be “more confronted” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted.
“Maxin talked about the conflict in the way of the civil rights movement. I think I should take the initiative from the George Floyd family,” Pelosi said when he appeared on CNN. “They treated this with great dignity, with no ambiguity or lack of misunderstanding by the other side.”
“No, no, I don’t think she should apologize,” she added.
On Saturday, Waters traveled to the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to take part in a protest in response to a Dawnlight police shooting last week. A local police officer fatally shot a 20-year-old Wright during a traffic outage. Police officers who said officials intended to fire taser guns instead of pistols resigned and were charged with two manslaughter charges.
After Chauvin knelt for more than nine minutes during his arrest, George Floyd spoke just a few miles from where he died last year, Waters. Said She “went to fight all those who support justice,” and called on others to join her.
“We need to get justice in this country and we can’t allow these killings to continue,” she said.
Reporters asked Waters about a potential verdict in Chauvin’s case, which is expected to be passed on this week.
Waters replied that if he was not found guilty, the activist “must stay on the street and we have to be more active.”
“We need more conflict,” Waters said. Said, According to Fox News. “We need to make sure they know that we mean business.”
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (Republican, California) On Sunday, he called on Pelosi to take action against Waters over her comments.
“Maxin Waters is instigating violence in Minneapolis, just as she was instigating it in the past,” McCarthy said in a tweet. “If Chair Pelosi does not act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will take action this week.”
But when CNN asked if Waters’ comments caused violence, Pelosi replied, “Never.”