Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley apologized after he was interrupted by protesters when the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said “all lives matter” at the Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix over the weekend.
“That was a mistake on my part, and I meant no disrespect,” Mr. O’Malleysaid in an interview on “This Week in Blackness,” a digital show. “I did not mean to be insensitive in any way or to 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.”
Several dozen demonstrators interrupted Mr. O’Malley by shouting “Black lives matter!” — which has become a rallying cry in the wake of recent shootings of black men by police officers — and Mr. O’Malleyresponded: “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter,”according to CNN. View Story Here