House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended her crazed colleague Rep. Maxine Waters when asked if Waters should apologize for her incitement of violence by urging Far-Left rioters to get “more confrontational” leading up to the Derek Chauvin verdict.
“No, I don’t think she should apologize. Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement.”
When asked if she believed Mad Maxine’s call to action incited violence, Pelosi said: “No, absolutely not.”
Waters traveled to Minnesota this weekend to join the Far-Left protests of the Derek Chauvin trial. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, amongst other charges, for the death of George Floyd last year.
“If there is not a guilty, guilty, guilty verdict, we’ve got to get more confrontational!”
Republicans largely slammed Waters for her incendiary comments, which were a clear incitement of violence. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy demanded Pelosi take action against Waters, noting he would step in if no retribution was made. Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene revealed that she plans to expel Mad Maxine from the House, a threat that’s been used against her by Democrats many times.
Pelosi deflected the severity of Maxine’s words while discussing the incident with reporters.
“That woman on the floor should be apologizing for what she said,” Pelosi said, referring to GOP Rep. Lisa McClain, who slammed Waters in a fiery floor speech on Monday.
“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 — or misinterpretation by the other side,” Pelosi said.
Waters, an 82-year-old congresswoman who joined the House in 1991, has long been known for her incendiary statements.
Last week, during a committee, she told Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth!”
Author: Sebastian Hayworth