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Nancy Pelosi questions President Trump's 'encouragement' in shooting at Jacob Blake protest

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  • Nancy Pelosi
    Nancy Pelosi
    Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert
    American comedian
  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump
    45th President of the United States

Democratic congresswoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared on Wednesday’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and discussed the civil unrest that has erupted in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday. Blake, who is Black, was shot seven times in the back while fleeing police.

“Jacob Blake was shot seven times for something — well, when you saw it, it didn't seem as if there was any justification for it,” said Pelosi, “Especially in front of his children.”

Pelosi also discussed what took place on Tuesday night in Kenosha, when two people were shot and killed by a member of a “militia.”

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested and charged with homicide for the shootings. Rittenhouse is reportedly a Blue Lives Matter advocate and avid supporter of President Trump.

Trump has been heavily touting “law and order” throughout the recent protests calling for racial justice, as well as during this week’s Republican National Convention. Pelosi believes his message is encouraging vigilantes to take the law into their own hands.

“What is the responsibility that the president needs to feel about what encouragement, or whatever the word is, that he may have given?” asked Pelosi. “The comfort level for someone to do such a thing and be so brazen about it?”

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.

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