House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a slew of backlash for an insensitive and spine-chilling comment toward the deceased George Floyd.
Immediately following Derek Chauvin’s triple-conviction, Pelosi gazed up at the sky and uttered a harrowing statement: “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice.”
“For being there to call out to your mom,” Pelosi continued. “How heartbreaking was that? [To] call out for your mom, ‘I can’t breathe.’”
“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,” she added.
The democrat later attempted to rectify her statement on Twitter.
“George Floyd should be alive today. His family’s calls for justice for his murder were heard around the world. He did not die in vain,” she wrote. “We must make sure other families don’t suffer the same racism, violence and pain, and we must enact the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act.”
George Floyd should be alive today. His family’s calls for justice for his murder were heard around the world. He did not die in vain. We must make sure other families don't suffer the same racism, violence & pain, and we must enact the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act. https://t.co/tWln9NRg1g
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 20, 2021
But, to no surprise, many were still outraged by her comment.
She even infuriated those on team-left, who point to the fact that she’s been in office for three decades but made no improvements to the system.
An absolutely bizarre statement from Nancy Pelosi about a man murdered by law enforcement pic.twitter.com/LEmFYHpWtW
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 20, 2021
Did Pelosi just say 'George Floyd, thank u 4 sacrificing your life for justice'? He did not SACRIFICE his life. His life was violently taken. https://t.co/KL9iNG31hy
— Barbara Ransby (@BarbaraRansby) April 20, 2021
My God the ignorance of Pelosi. This is really a good indication of why we need term limits because her old ass is out of her damn mind. "Sacrificing himself"… like he had a choice.. https://t.co/ditPqSog6v
— Pat Webb (@pwebbbbb) April 20, 2021
Nancy Pelosi just thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing” his “life for justice.”
These people are sick.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) April 20, 2021
Conflating "being murdered" for "sacrificing your life" is the sort of statement you make when you have no skin in the game and eager to return to peaceable status quo ASAP https://t.co/eulKRLi9o8
— austin walker (@austin_walker) April 20, 2021
Nancy Pelosi is the white moderate MLK warned us about
— Nick is a Fred Hampton Leftist 🥋 (@SocialistMMA) April 20, 2021