Even as the guilty verdict was being handed down in the case of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd - and even before, in some cases - liberals were out in full force and channeling their inner philosopher to put out the deepest - and, for our amusement, stupidest - takes on the trial, the verdict, and what it means for the country.
Here are seven of the dumbest hot takes from liberals waxing poetic over the verdict.
Nancy Pelosi thanking George Floyd for dying – no, seriously.
Speaker Pelosi at the Congressional Black Caucus presser after Chauvin verdict:— The Recount (@therecount) April 20, 2021
“Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice.” pic.twitter.com/JfapSsKdtX
Floyd’s own girlfriend saying Floyd “gave his life so this could happen.”
George Floyd’s girlfriend thanks him for dying. pic.twitter.com/emOwNSLzRu— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 20, 2021
Minnesota AG Keith Ellison saying a guilty verdict doesn’t constitute “justice,” but does show “accountability."
“I would not call today’s verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration,” Minnesota AG Ellison says. “But it is accountability, which is the first step towards justice. And now the cause of justice is in your hands.” https://t.co/Z9wsSSIK3T— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 20, 2021
Followed up by NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex saying the verdict doesn’t even qualify as “full accountability.”
AOC: “This verdict is not justice. Frankly, I don’t even think we call it full accountability”— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 20, 2021
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey saying Floyd’s murder made his city “better.”
George Floyd came to Minneapolis to better his life. But ultimately his life will have bettered our city. The jury joined in a shared conviction that has animated Minneapolis for the last 11 months. They refused to look away and affirmed he should still be here today.— Mayor Jacob Frey (@MayorFrey) April 20, 2021
Rep. Ayanna Pressley bizarrely claiming justice can never be delivered when someone is killed.
This system can never deliver justice for George Floyd and his family.— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) April 20, 2021
True justice would be George Floyd, alive today, at home with his fiancé, children, and siblings.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, saying the guilty verdict “offers a retribution on toxic masculinity.”
George Floyd should still be alive today. And while nothing will bring him back or heal the unthinkable pain his killing caused his family and Black Americans everywhere, today’s verdict offers a retribution on toxic masculinity and a ray of light in the fight for racial justice.— Jennifer Siebel Newsom (@JenSiebelNewsom) April 20, 2021