(PresidentialWire.com)- Far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confused everybody on Tuesday when she publicly thanked George Floyd, the criminal who died at the hands of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin in May last year.
Speaker Pelosi at the Congressional Black Caucus presser after Chauvin verdict:
“Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice.” pic.twitter.com/JfapSsKdtX
— The Recount (@therecount) April 20, 2021
During an outdoor press conference, Pelosi made the bizarre claim that Floyd sacrificed his life…for justice.
“Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice,” the House Speaker said. “For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that, call out for your mom, ‘I can’t breathe.’”
The bizarre, and seemingly inauthentic, claims were criticized not just by right-wing activists and media, but also by left-wing academics and commentators.
“Did Pelosi just say ‘George Floyd, thank u 4 sacrificing your life for justice?” asked University of Illinois history professor and black rights activist Barbara Ransby on Twitter. “He did not SACRIFICE his life. His life was violently taken.”
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
Not only did Pelosi’s comments wrongly claim that the man “sacrificed” his life, but she also didn’t explain exactly what she means by justice.
Did the House Speaker think that serial criminal and abuser George Floyd gave his life to obtain justice for someone…taking his life?
As Pelosi made the confusing claim, she looked up at the sky, as if Floyd was looking down on her.
“Nothing surpasses the honor of being with the Black Caucus today where we have seen a step in the right direction for justice done. Earlier at about 3 o’clock I spoke to the family to say to them thank you. God bless you for your grace and dignity, for the model that you are…” Pelosi said.
The Democrats’ treatment of George Floyd as some kind of saint makes little sense.
While what happened to Floyd was terrible – though many argue that Chauvin acted according to his training as a police officer, and that Floyd died as a result of a Fentanyl overdose – the man had a long history of criminality and abuse.
Police Union President Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted on Twitter in June last year that the media is not telling the truth about Floyd.
“What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd,” he said.
Police union President Lt. Bob Kroll, commending officers and blasting the protests in a letter to his membership: pic.twitter.com/nZO8tryeqa
— Libor Jany (@StribJany) June 1, 2020
“The media will not air this.”
Floyd was sentenced to five years behind bars in 2009 after a robbery and assault in 2007. He also previously had a string of criminal charges relating to firearms and drugs.