Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Martin O'Malley Apologizes

Martin O'Malley is not fit to be president.

He apologized for saying "all lives matter."

Imagine that.

From Mediaite:

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley apologized Sunday for telling black activists at liberal conference Netroots Nation that “all lives matter.”

O’Malley’s conversation with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was interrupted by protesters Saturday, when they lept to the stage chanting “Black lives matter,” and grabbed the microphone. “Black lives matter,” he agreed. “White lives matter. All lives matter.”

Later, when being interviewed at Netroots Nation for the podcast This Week in Blackness, the former Maryland governor was challenged by host L Joy Williams. “Do you understand the difference in responding in that conversation in that context with ‘all lives matter’ or ‘white lives matter’ when we’re specifically talking about black death that is not all-inclusive?”

“I certainly do,” O’Malley responded. “I believe what I first said was that black lives matter before those other two phrases.”

“That was a mistake on my part and I meant no disrespect,” he continued. “I did not mean to be insensitive in any way or communicate that I did not understand the tremendous passion, commitment and feeling and depth of feeling that all of us should be attaching to this issue.”
O'Malley should grow a spine.

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