Baltimore Mayor says She Regrets saying ‘Space Was Given to Protesters to Destroy Property’

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2011 LEIGH VOGEL/GETTY IMAGES FOR AOL
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2011
LEIGH VOGEL/GETTY IMAGES FOR AOL

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered up regrets on “Meet The Press” Sunday for saying space was given to protesters in Baltimore who “wished to destroy.” 

Rawlings-Blake told host Chuck Todd that she “certainly used the wrong phrase,” of which she received roundabout criticism as the riots escalated Monday.

“Do you regret using the phrase ‘space to destroy?’” host Chuck Todd asked.

“You know, I certainly think that it was taken out of context,” Rawlings-Blake started. “Let me say this: I’m from Baltimore, my parents are from here, I’m raising my daughter here. I’m a public defender. As city council person, as mayor, I’ve always worked to strengthen my city. We fought to get those stores in our community. I would never condone rioting. Just period. I would never condone it.”

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Source: Daily Caller | AL WEAVER

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