Columnist blasts Pelosi over remarks following Chauvin’s conviction

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) faced heavy pushback earlier this week after she stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and thanked the late George Floyd for “sacrificing” his life in the name of “justice.” 

But while the bizarre move was widely condemned, PJ Media columnist Robert Spencer argues that the speaker’s words reflect a growing worldview.

Columnist calls out Pelosi

Pelosi’s comments came Tuesday following news that a jury had convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts lodged against him over the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died in police custody last May.

“Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice,” Pelosi said Tuesday, according to Fox News. “Because of you and because of millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous with justice. And now we have to make sure justice prevails in the sentencing.”

Spencer, for his part, observed that Pelosi’s address at times seemed like an extended prayer in which the House speaker praised Floyd “for being there to call out to [his] mom” in a “heartbreaking moment.”

The columnist charged that although Pelosi’s “words may have sounded mawkish, maudlin, and incomparably tone-deaf to outsiders, to true believers in the left’s new secular religion, everything she said was entirely appropriate.”

“Now that Pelosi has endorsed this cult, expect it to grow further, even exponentially,” Spencer predicted. “The inconvenient details of Floyd’s life have already been glossed over for months.”

He’s not alone

Of course, Spencer is not alone in decrying the apparent deification of Floyd in the wake of his death. In an event hosted by The Daily Wire, conservative commentator Candace Owens drew scrutiny to those who leftists like Pelosi have chosen as their role models.

“This is disgusting,” Owens said Tuesday. “It actually grosses me out. Do we have no better examples to put forward in the Black community? When you think of the word justice, [do] you think of George Floyd?”

Chauvin, for his part, was found guilty earlier Tuesday of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, the Associated Press reported.

Video shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for upwards of nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed.

The former cop faces as many as 40 years in prison, though he likely will serve much less time behind bars, the AP notes.

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  1. Pelosi’s comments will go a long way in the appeal hearings. But not the way she’d hoped. Owens may have the better viewpoint

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  3. Sad fact : There are MILLIONS of GREAT Law Abiding African Americans who are WONDERFUL ROLE MODELS !!! YET: DEMONRATS, chose a life long CRIMINAL as their role model !!!! Go figure, if I were one of the MANY African Americans who are doing everything I could to be a good American, I would be PISSED how much the DEMONRATS love to glorify CRIMINALS !!! AS an American, it makes me SICK AND MAD AS HELL, because I know MANY MANY people that DESERVE to be praised for their works and actions !! But, they aren’t thugs, so I guess they’ll never get the attention !!!!!

  4. I’m not a Doctor, however I do have common sense and it appear by her evil rhetoric that this woman is actually mentally impaired and is destroying our Country. We should insist that she submits to a mental evaluation by a certified medical expert before she does anymore damage. She’s one sick woman.

  5. This, I believe, is the Devil’s last hurrah! He was given the dominion of the Earth, and is making himself well known now. What you are seeing now are his puppets demonstrating his lowly commands. All the puppets will also be swept down with him at the end. He has poisoned the Liberals’ minds. We are witnessing the results of left bent minds, out to destroy everything that is peaceful and good. That’s why it is almost impossible to try to reason with them. So, join with your good neighbors in a barrier to block the puppets’ bad actions. Strength in numbers!

  6. GOD is waiting for her to give her the just reward she deserves and she will get it one day soon. There is justice after leaving this life.

  7. I agree Pelosi need a mental evaluation because she is really bat crap crazy & if you look in her eyes you will see it & of course when she opens her mouth you are sure she is NUTS!! What I don’t understand is all the people in her party haven’t noticed this yet but then again they pushed Biden into being fraudulent President knowing full well his brain has something serious wrong with it & is a danger to America to have him as President. Then there is Harris haven’t seen her do a thing since she became VP except fly around laughing, ask her a question & she knows nothing. Schumer he is on the steps yelling at the supreme court or looking like he tied one on last night like Pelosi, by the way why isn’t she serving time with all these DUI’s???? Then their is Mad Maxine who also is a drinking buddy of Pelosi & even drove the wrong way down a one way street when Pelosi hit her!!! I feel like these Democrats are part of the Looney Tune Cartoons, Th Th That’s all Folks!!!

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