There are a lot of bad takes out there following the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin. As Twitchy reported, Vice President Kamala Harris managed to set the tone by saying that the guilty verdict would not “heal the pain that has existed for generations.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was with the Congressional Black Caucus and hit the crowd with a really hot take: She thanked George Floyd for sacrificing his life for justice — “Your name will always be synonymous for justice,” she said.
.@SpeakerPelosi speaking at presser with CBC: Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice…Because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous for justice.
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) April 20, 2021
No, for real:
Speaker Pelosi: "Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice … 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."pic.twitter.com/JfapSsKdtX
— The Recount (@therecount) April 20, 2021
thank you George Floyd….for being murdered? https://t.co/DAT9N60Dxh
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) April 20, 2021
the exact Pelosi quote is actually somehow worse than this tweet: "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, call out for your mom, 'I can't breathe.'"
— Addy Baird (@addysbaird) April 20, 2021
Never seen a tweet have 15k quote tweets in 20 minutes
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) April 20, 2021
It's the mythical golden ratio.
— Keith Orgel (@KeithOrgel) April 20, 2021
i think my head exploded.
— Rachel Metz (@rachelmetz) April 20, 2021
— Okay. (@corrcomm) April 20, 2021
This ratio is amazing.
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) April 20, 2021
truly terrible combination of old person brain and moderate liberal politics interacting to create the dumbest statement possible
— mark (@kept_simple) April 20, 2021
This is embarrassing.
— Sully Has Antibooties (@sullyhasthots) April 20, 2021
Is this real?! What a disgusting thing to say. George Floyd didn't "sacrifice" himself for white people to learn a lesson. He was murdered and should be alive today.
— Allie Goertz (@AllieGoertz) April 20, 2021
quite possibly the worst statement in the history of statements
— metaltxt (@metaltxt) April 20, 2021
Don’t have words for this
— Guy Freire (@guy_freire) April 20, 2021
nancy pelosi uniting the country in hating nancy pelosi
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) April 20, 2021
These replies. Pelosi and her absurd white liberal take not going over well with the AA community. https://t.co/ZthqlLcjfb
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) April 20, 2021
There are no words for how low this is.
— Dr Eleanor Janega (@GoingMedieval) April 20, 2021
The worst part is, you know this was drafted and redlined before it was said. This is Nancy’s *best* stuff. “Way to go, George.”
— Paid Account Decider (@Playerinthgame) April 20, 2021
— Annie Rose, Lesbian Vampire ? (@girlsgutsgiallo) April 20, 2021
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 20, 2021
Is she drunk? ?
— F.J. vd Bosch (@JHytie) April 20, 2021
She needs to be evaluated, something is not right with her. He was on drugs
— Isabelle H-Gustafson (@izzysroses) April 20, 2021
So, she is glad he died?
— Evileye (@evileyeinsc) April 20, 2021
Chauvin is trash but the exaltation and canonization of Floyd is disgusting as well.
— Carry A 1911 (@carry_kimber) April 20, 2021
Prayers going up to St. Floyd.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) April 20, 2021
— Aidan King (@AidanKingVT) April 20, 2021
"sacrificing your life for justice"….. pic.twitter.com/8l0WP8FCmM
— Shelby_Carr (@Shelby_CARR54) April 20, 2021
What an idiotic statement.
— ??MarineVetUncleTom?? (@USMCAir1) April 20, 2021
Why do they let her speak in public at all, ever?
— Noah Body (@thecuttman) April 20, 2021
she should consider taking on the title of not-speaker
— Peter Berkman (@peterberkman) April 20, 2021
Honestly, a moment of silence would have been more profound. Try it next time ?
— Ayona ??♀️ | Tarot reader | Artist (@sirenayona) April 20, 2021
he did what now? pic.twitter.com/yRyDO63QZf
— Artūras Karnišovas Fan Club (@arturasfanclub) April 20, 2021
Tell me she did not just thank George Floyd for getting murdered
— Kristin Rogersdotter (@KRogersdotter) April 20, 2021
same energy. pic.twitter.com/yanLRN3YrS
— coca-cola & loneliness ? (@gayhouse90) April 20, 2021
Absolutely despicable of her to say this.
— ??? (@s_phia_) April 20, 2021
Please tell me this is a misquote
— GV Biggums?? BLM (@GUN_Vanguard) April 20, 2021
Oh my God, shut up Nancy.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) April 20, 2021
A moment of silence really would have been the right move.
'This talking point sure went out in a hurry'! Count on media to take a cue from Kamala Harris in their reactions to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict https://t.co/IUvN4qkj4P
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 20, 2021