Pelosi Defends Waters Over Inflammatory Comments to Protesters

California Democrat Representative Maxine Waters was defended by Democrats over her inflammatory comments to protesters, telling them to “get more active, more confrontational.”

Waters traveled to Minneapolis and broke curfew along with the and commented about the Derek Chauvin trial, saying, “We’re looking for a guilty verdict.”

When asked if Waters should apologize for her inflammatory comments, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement.”

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

White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to condemn Waters’ comments.

Pelosi defended Waters even though she was reprimanded by the judge overseeing the Chauvin trial.

In response to Water’s remarks, the defense attorney requested Judge Peter Cahill to declare a mistrial.

Although the request was denied, Cahill said, “Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.”

Waters denied the reprimand happened and told reporters, “The judge says my words don’t matter.”

New York Post reports:

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday, Waters (D-Calif.) outright denied that she was rebuked by the judge overseeing the Chauvin trial, despite that reprimand being seen on camera by millions.

Critics commented on social media.

Democrats are circling the wagons to provide cover for Waters’ outrageous statements to protesters.