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.
WATCH: Joe Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki refuses to condemn Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters’ call "to get more confrontational."
Over the weekend, Waters encouraged more riots and violence: "We’ve got to get more active. We’ve got to get more confrontational." pic.twitter.com/Z3VNFU9iOi
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 19, 2021
When asked if President Biden agrees with the recent controversial remarks of Rep. #MaxineWaters about the #GeorgeFloyd case, WH @PressSec Jen Psaki dodged commenting while saying it is “the most American thing” to protest against injustice. https://t.co/eqB1LMmGzJ
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 20, 2021
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.”
BREAKING: Judge Cahill: "I will give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,"
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 19, 2021
BREAKING: Judge Cahill states Maxine Waters may have given the defense basis to overturn the entire trial on appeal. Nelson said she threatened the jury.
— Slippers n Pillows 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 19, 2021
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.
Nancy Pelosi just said Maxine Waters has nothing to apologize for. We need to force every Democrat on the record as to whether they support Maxine’s demand for "’more confrontational" tactics by the mob in Minneapolis. GOP must do everything it can to force Maxine out! https://t.co/UmozEf7ixb
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 19, 2021
Maxine Waters will go down in history as a bigoted, riot-enabling traitor.
Nancy Pelosi will join her. https://t.co/pe8NNhkcwN
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) April 19, 2021
The Judge presiding over the George Floyd case admonished Maxine Waters for inciting violence, yet Nancy Pelosi says nothing to see here, no need for anyone to apologize. Well, I don't care about apologies, I want Maxine Waters removed from her committees & investigated
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) April 20, 2021
Democrats are circling the wagons to provide cover for Waters’ outrageous statements to protesters.