House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has nothing to apologize for regarding remarks Waters made in Minnesota over the weekend.
When asked by a reporter if Waters should apologize for saying activists need to "get more confrontational," Pelosi answered, "No, she doesn't."
"Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement," said Pelosi. "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. No, I don't think she should apologize."
Asked if the Waters comments could incite violence, Pelosi said, "No, absolutely not."
The people in Minnesota are bracing for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd.