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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticised for thanking George Floyd for sacrificing your life

WASHINGTON - United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday (April 20) drew criticism by thanking Mr George Floyd, a Black man who became a symbol of the struggle for racial justice, after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering him. During a news conference following Chauvin s conviction on three criminal counts, Ms Pelosi called the outcome a step in the right direction for justice . Thank you, George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice, Ms Pelosi said, referring to Mr Floyd s death in May as Chauvin pinned his knee on Mr Floyd s neck for more than nine minutes. The comment drew widespread criticism online. Speaker Pelosi s comment about George Floyd was totally inappropriate. At a minimum, she should apologize, said Mr Josh McLaurin, a Democratic member of the Georgia state legislature, on Twitter. But more than that, I think the gaffe clarifies how much this country would benefit from a Black Speaker of the House.


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