‘His name synonymous with justice, and dignity.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a bizarre emotional appeal where she thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing” his life for the cause of justice after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was announced.
Floyd, a black man, died in police custody after former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck during his arrest. A medical report later found that Floyd had traces of methamphetamine in his system, and that he had ingested fentanyl prior to the interaction with police.
Pelosi looked to the skies and thanked Floyd after the guilty verdict from a jury on Tuesday.
“So again, thank you George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice,” said Pelosi.