Nancy Pelosi is getting backlash on social media.
“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 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 said.
Many people on social media expressed their anger and confusion at the Speaker for thanking George Floyd for his “sacrifice.”
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Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for being murdered pic.twitter.com/na0Fjoj891
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 20, 2021
Nancy Pelosi had to say like thirty words tops and she chose those ones
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) April 20, 2021
An absolutely bizarre statement from Nancy Pelosi about a man murdered by law enforcement pic.twitter.com/LEmFYHpWtW
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 20, 2021
if Nancy Pelosi was your grandmother it’s really doubtful that you’d let her drive
— Ape’s Delight (@ByYourLogic) April 20, 2021
No one needed to hear from Nancy Pelosi today. https://t.co/NBfr8bE7OW
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) April 20, 2021
I'm ignoring Nancy Pelosi's terrible statement because today is not about her. It's about George Floyd, his family, and all of those who have been victims of police violence.
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) April 20, 2021
Nancy Pelosi … not a great extemporaneous public speaker.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 20, 2021
I would like Nancy Pelosi to shut up, please.
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) April 20, 2021
I have written and deleted so many tweets about Nancy Pelosi, but one thing I can say on the internet is that her comments are just exemplary of the the utter contempt with which so many of our elected leaders regard Black, brown, and poor people in this country. Disgusting.
— Christy Thornton (@llchristyll) April 20, 2021
I get that Nancy Pelosi is good at whipping votes and keeping her caucus together, but that's a skillset you can teach people.
THANKING SOMEONE FOR BEING MURDERED is the kind of shit you used to have to resign for.
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) April 20, 2021
i watched the Nancy Pelosi presser and her actual quote about thanking George Floyd for dying was even worse than than you can imagine!!https://t.co/VkjAyQDALV
— katherine krueger (@kath_krueger) April 20, 2021
Nancy Pelosi deadass thanked George Floyd for dying
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 20, 2021