Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was asked about her views of Black Lives Matter and the recent protests during an interview on KCCI, which aired Sunday.
She was asked what she has learned about black lives.
“Well, you know I think we want to make sure that we’re all treated fairly and that we all have the same opportunities and that we have a system that they believe treats everybody fairly,” she said. “You know, everybody has the right to protest and that’s our First Amendment right, but there are peaceful protests and then there are agitators who are completely hijacking the message. And that’s unfortunate because I believe that together, like we’ve done with Will, you really can accomplish a lot.”
Reynolds said it starts with being able to sit around the table and have a conversation while finding areas of agreement.
The interviewer said a number of people want to hear Reynolds say black lives matter.
“Well, black, of course black lives matter — all lives matter,” she said. “But let’s figure out how we can work together to really accomplish some big things and to continue to move this state forward.”
You can watch the full interview here.