House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparked an immediate firestorm with her remarks following Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the George Floyd trial. Following the verdict, Democrat Nancy Pelosi stood on a podium and thank George Floyd “for sacrificing his life.”
Pelosi stood beside the Congressional Black Caucus outside of the U.S. Capitol building and emphatically said, “and thank God, the jury validated what we saw, what we saw. 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.’ 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.”
Rightfully, critics from both sides of the political aisle were outraged by Pelosi’s comments with many calling on her to resign. Take a look below at just a few of the thousands of calls for Pelosi to step down and be quiet.
Nancy Pelosi just thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing” his “life for justice.”
These people are sick.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) April 20, 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
BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi thanks #GeorgeFloyd for being brutally murdered.
This is heinous.pic.twitter.com/klFoiDZE8F
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 20, 2021
Now Nancy Pelosi WTF is this ????? pic.twitter.com/qltQyjTkjG
— BlackCultureEntertainment🗣 (@4TheCulture____) April 20, 2021
Can you imagine if Trump or any Republican in office thanked George Floyd for dying?
Can you even imagine?!
Yet, Nancy Pelosi gets away with it!
— Ryann McEnany (@RyannMcEnany) April 21, 2021
Isn’t it just a little creepy for Nancy Pelosi to thank George Floyd for being killed?https://t.co/dZTwgGnjko
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) April 20, 2021