Omaha pastor meets with Gov. Ricketts after offensive comment

Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 1:42 PM CDT
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A new meeting between Governor Pete Ricketts and an Omaha Pastor who

, outraged and offended by the governor's choice of words in a meeting with area pastors.

Pastor Jarrod Parker of St. Marks Baptist Church posted a Facebook video on Monday saying Gov. Ricketts -- during a heated meeting after the death of a black protester Saturday night -- called black leaders "you people."

The governor tells 6 News he "chose his words poorly" and "apologized."

Parker said he "accepted what I believe to be his sincere apology for comments I accused him of using. He apologized. I'm excited we can move beyond the moment and reconcile and have vowed to work together."

The pastor shared a photo with 6 News of the two shaking hands. We're told they talked for about 20-minutes.

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