In an attempt to virtue signal, Nancy Pelosi provides us with yet another cringe-worthy moment. Last week after a Minnesota jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke outside the Capital.
“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,'” she said, Floyd’s name “will always be synonymous with justice,” Pelosi said. The absolute bizarre comments came off to many as very disrespectful and tone-deaf. Several political figures, including Democrats, criticized her for insinuating that George Floyd “sacrificed” himself instead of saying he was killed by law enforcement.
One such person is a pro-black activist and History professor from the University of Illinois. Barba Ransby swiftly took to Twitter in response.
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
Although many are surprised by this awkward effort to virtue signal, this is not the first failed attempt to please the woke mob and radical left. Last June, Democrat elected officials led by Nancy Pelosi took a knee on the floor for eight minutes and 46 seconds in memory of George Floyd in an attempt to introduce a sizeable anti-police reform bill.
While Black Lives Matter and liberals advocate to “defund the police,” many Black residents want the complete opposite. Recent studies show that many urban and rural citizens want more police presence, not less. So why are so many left-winged politicians pushing for the abolishment of police?
There is no doubt that the pressure put on police departments by politicians will significantly impact the morale of police officers trying to do their job. Many police officers will be reluctant to respond to any situation in communities dealing with people of color due to the fear and pressure that the left has evoked.
Not only did this attempt by Nancy Pelosi appear to be disingenuous, but many saw this as cultural appropriation and very disrespectful. These bizarre antics indeed expose the leftist agenda as they continue to profit from black Americans’ misfortunes.