Pelosi defends Waters, says she should “Absolutely not” apologize

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. Maxine Waters amid a firestorm of criticism.

Per Manu Raju:

Pelosi tells @AnnieGrayerCNN that Waters should NOT apologize for saying protestors should “get more confrontational” if Chauvin is acquitted. “No she doesn’t,” she said when asked if Waters should apologize. “Absolutely not,” she said when asked if her comments incited violence

“Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the Civil Rights movement. I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They’ve handled this with great dignity and no ambiguity or lack of misinterpretation by the other side,” Pelosi said

“No, no, I don’t think she should apologize.”

Waters caused a firestorm of criticism after she told Minneapolis protesters in a video that went viral “we’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”