An elected official responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the House commended an alleged counterfeiter and drug addict.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) fully endorsed late Minnesotan George Floyd for making a significant contribution to society.
“Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice [and] for being there to call out to your mom—how heart-breaking was that?—to call out to your mom, ‘I cannot breathe,'” she said in a statement.
Pelosi described the suspected money counterfeiter’s death in custody, and subsequent guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin, as a perfect administration of law.
“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 said.
The House speaker congratulated the Hennepin County Court jury for supporting the Biden administration’s guilty position on the case.
“Thank God, the jury validated what we saw, what we saw,” she said.
The Democrat suggested she wanted Chauvin to be punished according to the maximum extent of the law.
“Now we have to make sure justice prevails in the sentencing but that is, you know, that is its own procedure,” she said.
She blamed so-called systemic racism for prematurely ending Floyd’s life without acknowledging the deceased may have participated in at least one type of criminal activity. She also promised to introduce tougher regulations that crackdown on prejudice against people belonging to another race.
“George Floyd should be alive today,” she said on Twitter. “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 do not suffer the same racism, violence, and pain, and we must enact the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”
Pelosi has a history of making controversial statements. In a virtual press conference in March, she proclaimed that climate change is one-factor driving illegal immigrants north from Central America toward the United States.
In the conference, she said a few months before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus (COVID-19) crisis began; she had traveled to the Northern Triangle to examine migration causes.
Besides corruption and violence in many Central American countries, which are the known factors driving the influx of illegals into the United States, Pelosi proclaimed that climate change also has a share.
“It is corruption. It is violence,” Pelosi said. “It is also, which was new to me as one who is a follower of the climate issue, that climate played a role as well.”
“The drought, the rest, impacting agriculture in those countries contributed to people leaving and coming to our country, again, for economic reasons,” she continued. “That is not necessarily an opportunity to come into our country but a motivation for people to try.”
“So, I am so pleased that the president has tasked the vice president to look to the causes of migration and how we can contain it, and that means we have to pay a great deal of attention—as President Biden did when he was vice president—to this hemisphere, the relationships in the hemisphere,” the House speaker said.