Pelosi, House Speaker, is in hot waters due to her recent comments.
Since the former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death, Pelosi thanked the victim for sacrificing his life. Precisely she thanked him “for sacrificing your life for justice.”
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“And thank God, the jury validated what we saw, what we saw,” stated Pelosi in front of the Capitol Building while she delivered remarks with the Congressional Black Caucus.
“So, again, thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice. For being there to call out to your mom. How heartbreaking was that? To call out to your mom, ‘I can’t breathe,'” she continued.
“But because of you – and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice – your name will always be synonymous with justice,” Pelosi added.
You can watch her statement below.
Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for being murdered pic.twitter.com/na0Fjoj891
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 20, 2021
A few moments later, everyone spoke about her comments on social media. Pelosi was harshly criticized.
Numerous people said it was tone-deaf, and no one should treat Floyd as a sacrificial lamb. Many people called for Pelosi’s resignation.
Holy shit Nancy it's time to retire https://t.co/xvmFhlhQnw
— Joshua Wittenkeller (@TheJWittz) April 20, 2021
— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) April 20, 2021
— Gita Jackson (@xoxogossipgita) April 20, 2021
The most tone deaf and ignorant thing imaginable. Pelosi does not see George Floyd as a man wrongfully murdered, but as a prop. https://t.co/uQ5ElWaAPe
— James Rhine (@jamesrhine) April 20, 2021
“sacrificing your life for justice…”
oh my https://t.co/XssRWqUEln
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) April 20, 2021
what the hell https://t.co/BOvG9LqMUu
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 20, 2021
Pelosi thanking George Floyd for his "sacrifice" continues the tradition of White people in power seeing us as Black pawns on their ivory chess boards. George Floyd's life mattered before he was murdered.
— Albert Lee (@AlbertLee2020) April 21, 2021
After hearing Nancy Pelosi's comments on George Floyd, my only political opinion is that we should stop electing really old people to office and enforce term limits.
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) April 20, 2021
"Thank you George Floyd for dying." https://t.co/tQlAPkni13
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 20, 2021
The jurors in Floyd’s trial reached a verdict on Monday night. They charged Chauvin with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. He was declared guilty on all charges.
Mostly Democrat politicians grasped Floyd’s case and used it as a soapbox for calling for more police reforms.
California Rep. Maxine Waters asked the protesters to be more confrontational if Chauvin wasn’t found guilty of murder.
Once the prosecution and defense shared their closing statements in Floyd’s trial, the judge said that the Waters’ comments made the weekend be cause for an appeal.
Judge Peter A. Cahill scorched Waters in his response.
“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” he said.
“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that’s disrespectful to the rule of law and the judicial branch and our function,” the judge continued. “Their failure to do so is abhorrent,”
He commented this on Monday, right after Waters’ shared her statement at a protest for Floyd and Wright.
“I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that says guilty guilty guilty,” she stated. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”
When the journalists asked her what the citizens should do if there weren’t a guilty verdict, Waters said, “We’ve got to stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”