Pelosi slammed after thanking George Floyd for ‘sacrificing’ his life for ‘justice’

Politicians have earned some public backlash for their remarks prior to the announcement of a guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Shortly after he was convicted on Tuesday of three counts in connection with George Floyd’s death, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) thanked Floyd for “sacrificing” his life in a statement she apparently later tried to clarify on Twitter.

“Synonymous with justice”

“Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice,” she said during an event on Capitol Hill following the verdict.

She went on to describe the impact of the case, adding: “For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that? And because of you … your name will always be synonymous with justice.”

Following those remarks, her Twitter account posted a statement declaring that “George Floyd should be alive today” and his “family’s calls for justice for his murder were heard around the world.”

Pelosi went on to call for the passage of new police reform measures, stressing the importance of ensuring “other families don’t suffer the same racism, violence & pain.”

A statement from the speaker’s office noted that she had a conversation with Floyd’s family prior to the announcement of the verdict.

“In the most dignified way”

“I spoke to the family to say to them, ‘Thank you, God bless you, for your grace and your dignity, for the model that you are, appealing for justice in the most dignified way.”

It was her remarks about Floyd’s supposed sacrifice, however, that attracted the most attention — and criticism.

“Nancy Pelosi just thanked George Floyd for ‘sacrificing’ his ‘life for justice,'” tweeted conservative pundit Brigitte Gabriel. “These people are sick.”

The comment attracted bipartisan opprobrium, with Democratic Georgia state Rep. Josh McLaurin declaring it “totally inappropriate” and insisting that at “a minimum, she should apologize.”

President Joe Biden reportedly spoke to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz following the verdict. Along with Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden, he also called Floyd’s family. Although Walz and other leaders across the nation prepared for possible violence brought on by the verdict, Chauvin’s conviction was met with widespread celebrations and peaceful marches.

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23 Responses

    1. No, pelosi isnt brain dead, EVIL yes, and greedy yes. She has hurt the american people in order to become rich. To help make others in her party rich. She has no morals, no decency, honesty or integrity. At her age she should know karma can be rough. You reap what you sow.

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  2. He was a criminal not a saint. She needs to go like most all the democrats. I won’t even say what she is!!

    1. I agree !
      Piglosi and the other Demonutz should keep their mouths shut.
      But then maybe it’s a good thing . If the case can be over turned , Thank Piglosi and China Joe and some other Demonutz ! 😉

  3. Thank you Derek Chauvin for getting another low life Thug off the streets. I’m sorry that you didn’t get a fair trial & praying for appeals & mistrials on your behalf

  4. This behavior has been handed down from generation to generation and instead of fixing the behavior problem they want to blame others for their criminal behaviors..the DNC has funded this behavior (kamala Harris with MN freedom fund) and now it is out of control. Giving a get out of jail free card to blm for rioting and violence is inserrection..so is telling people to stay on the streets and be confrontational ( Maxine Waters)..they tried to impeach Trump for inserrection so they should get the same treatment.IMPEACH Pelosi and waters!!

  5. These people are so demented. Truly they belong to the Devil. We need to pray for everyone and our nation. Thanks for letting me share. God Bless America!

  6. I am so sick of people like, George Floyd, being hailed and memorialized as heroes and icons to be held up as an example!!! THEY ARE CRIMINALS PEOPLE — THEY HAVE DONE ILLEGAL THINGS OR THEY WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY — regardless of how they died. And his “loving family” (eye roll here!) has all of a sudden become one of the wealthiest families in the country, over his dead body, thanks to the shyster lawyer who knew exactly when to strike. Someone posed the question: “Would his family rather have him back alive, or would they rather have the millions of dollars?” I think we all know the answer to that!

  7. Nancy Pelosi PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!
    Sacrifice your life for the good of the American people!

  8. We have got to get rid of Pelosi, one way or another as she said about Pres Trump!! At this point, one way will not work, so it must be the other ASAP!!!

  9. What a joke. If Nancy Pants was ever in the same area as Floyd she would requested an armored car and POLICE ESCORT

  10. She already gave his brother phinne as a flag and a medal encased in a flag holder case. I believe it was the medal of honor but it shows that a drug addict (thanks to the democrats )and a criminal holding a pregnant woman either by a gun or knife is more of a hero than any of our veterans who served this country and held onto our freedoms. She is one sick f. k. I hate her, her face, and her teeth. She is a disgusting piece of dog s. t

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